Skin cancer: What causes it, who's at risk?

Published: Jul 16 2013 12:44:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 22 2013 05:28:32 PM EDT

By Mayo Clinic News Network

What causes skin cancer and who is at greater risk of contracting it?

Anokhi Jambusaria-Pahlajani, M.D., dermatologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, talks about skin cancer. She discusses the different types of skin cancer, signs to look for on your skin, causes, who's at risk and when you should get screened by a dermatologist for a baseline risk assessment.

What causes skin cancer?