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26 Possible Causes for Fair Complexion, Risk of Cancer Possibly Increased

  • Actinic Keratosis

    The following groups are at greater risk for developing actinic keratosis: People with light or fair complexions People with blond or red hair People with blue or green eyes[my.clevelandclinic.org] Conclusions Regular use of sunscreens prevents the development of solar keratoses and, by implication, possibly reduces the risk of skin cancer in the long term.[doi.org] Anyone who has had frequent sun exposure can develop solar keratosis, but they are more common in people who: have fair complexion (although they also occur in people with[skincheckwa.com.au]

  • Sunburn

    Other risk factors include a fair complexion, found commonly in people with blueor green eyes, freckles, and light-colored hair (The Skin Cancer Foundation, 2008).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Our study shows that holiday UVR exposure results in a high risk of sunburn, which potentially increases the risk of skin cancer.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Her fair complexion now has dark marks on her face from just a few hours without sun protection.[6abc.com]

  • Skin Cancer

    People with fair complexions are at higher risk than are people with darker skin. Having a large number of moles is also a risk factor.[calverthealthmedicine.org] Arsenic exposure also increases the risk of cutaneous SCC.[ 1 ] Serologic evidence from a population-based case-control study has shown a possible association between infection[web.archive.org] Middle-aged and elderly people, especially those with fair complexions and frequent sun exposure, are most likely to be affected.[reliantmedicalgroup.org]

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin

    Causes Those at greatest risk are: Those who have fair complexions and poor tanning capacity (burn easily Over 55 years of age Male (two to three times more common in men[healthcentral.com] Arsenic exposure also increases the risk of cutaneous SCC.[ 1 ] Serologic evidence from a population-based case-control study has shown a possible association between infection[web.archive.org] Fair complexion Persons with a fair complexion; hazel, blue, or gray eyes; and light-colored hair (blond or red), as well as those who burn easily when exposed to the sun,[emedicine.com]

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

    The primary cause of basal cell cancer is overexposure to the sun and those with fair complexions are especially susceptible.[stanfordhealthcare.org] UV radiation can cause damage to the DNA in skin cells, leading to mutations during cell division and possibly resulting in skin cancer.[medicalnewstoday.com] Other risk factors include fair complexions in skin that freckles & burns easily; blue or green or other light-colored eyes; red or blond hair, actinic keratosis, a history[texaschildrens.org]

  • Malignant Melanoma

    […] who have red, blonde or light brown hair; and those of Celtic ancestry Increased incidence in those with fair complexions; those who burn easily, tan poorly and freckle;[aafp.org] The incidence of primary cutaneous malignant melanoma has been steadily increasing, possibly related to increase of sun exposure.[encyclopedia.com] Melanoma is more common in men than women and among individuals of fair complexion and those who have been exposed to natural or artificial sunlight (such as tanning beds)[web.archive.org]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Complexion: Fair-skinned people are more likely to have rhinophyma.[utswmed.org] risk of infection and possibly cancer Hypogammaglobulinemia Neutropenia Reactivation of hepatitis B IL-6 inhibitors ‡ Sarilumab 200 mg sc once q 2 wk Dosage can be reduced[merckmanuals.com] (In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke, smoking may also make symptoms of RA worse.)[patient.info]

  • Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

    Those with fair complexions, blue eyes and light hair are most at risk although SCC’s may develop in anyone.[myskincancercentre.com.au] Factors that predispose a person to developing lentigo maligna or associated condition include: chronic sun damaged/solar-induced skin damage fair skin complexion male gender[dermcoll.edu.au] The main risk factors for cutaneous melanoma include phenotype (blue eyes, blond or red hair, fair complexion), cutaneous reaction to sun exposure (freckling, inability to[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Heat Ray Cataract

    You need to be especially careful of UV exposure if you have: a fair complexion (skin colour) blond, red or light brown hair lots of moles (20 or more), several larger moles[canada.ca] Is there a cancer risk from any radiation exposure? The risk of increased cancer incidence is well established for doses above 10 rem.[health.ny.gov] For low doses, it has not been possible to scientifically determine if an increased risk exists, but many scientists believe that small doses of radiation do lead to increased[health.ny.gov]

  • Benign Breast Tumor

    Fair 79 26 84 17 Medium 32 12 58 9 Dark 21 10 34 8 No of Children Nil 8 4 6 4 1 or 2 72 28 97 11 2 52 16 73 19 Type of Diet Non-Vegetarian 30 15 56 9 Vegetarian 65 23 87[alliedacademies.org] Fibroadenomas are not cancerous and do not increase the risk of breast cancer.[wolfcreeksurgeons.com] Women with multiple papillomatosis should be followed by the treating doctors, as these women have an increased risk for developing breast cancer.[breastcenter.ucla.edu]

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