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Skin Cancer Prevention

Prevention

  • Avoid spending too much time in the sun.
  • Protect your skin from the sun with clothing, including a shirt, sunglasses, and a hat with a broad brim.
  • Use sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more on skin that will be exposed to the sun.
  • Avoid exposing your skin to the sun between 10 AM-2 PM standard time, or 11 AM-3 PM daylight saving time.
  • Don't use sun lamps or tanning booths.

Take the following precautions to find skin cancer early:

  • If you have any of the symptoms listed above, have your skin examined by a doctor.
  • If you have fair skin, have your skin checked by a doctor.
  • Learn how to do a skin self-exam.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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