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Psoriasis and skin cancer 

Some psoriasis therapies could promote and others could protect against skin cancers.

Certain psoriasis therapies contribute to the development of skin cancers, while other treatments protect against skin cancers, and still others have not been shown to increase or reduce skin cancers.

“Since the description of psoriasis, it has been known that sun exposure makes the disease better, but it also causes skin cancers,” says Mark Lebwohl, M.D., a professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

In an interview with Dermatology Times, following his presentation on psoriasis at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) annual meeting in March, Dr. Lebwohl also notes that when broadband ultraviolet (UV) phototherapy was introduced, “by chance, it omitted most wavelengths under 300 nm, which happen to be the wavelengths that are the most carcinogenic.”

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