Higher risk of melanoma in patients treated with psoralens and UVA radiation (PUVA)

    Experts are warning about a higher risk of melanoma in patients treated with psoralens and UVA radiation (PUVA).

    This shows up about 15 years after starting PUVA.

    PUVA therapy inhibits skin cell proliferation by interfering with DNA synthesis. But this can also lead to cell mutations...and increase the risk of skin cancer.

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