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I play golf twice a week 5 months out of the year, and recently my doctor found 2 instances of melanoma on me.

By Anonymous March 1, 2011 - 3:10am
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They were both caught early and removed. Should I give up golf since it's constant sun exposure, or is is possible to be shielded enough?

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Dear Anon,

I'm sorry to hear you are considering giving up golf due to melanoma. Do you wear sun screen and use other forms of protection such as hats/protective clothing, etc? If so, you may consider changing the golf course you are now practicing in to perhaps one with a little more shade or change the time of day you play golf. Morning sun is not as strong as the UV rays from the sun at 3 in the afternoon and this along with a shortened amount of time spent in the sun may help decrease your chances of developing melanoma once again.

Best Wishes!

March 1, 2011 - 6:04am
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