Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells


1. Utilization of sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)

2. Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before exposure to the sun

3. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, more frequently if swimming or perspiring heavily

4. Limit sun exposure from 10 AM-4PM as these represent the hours of peak UV intensity

5. Seek shaded areas when outside during peak sun exposure hours (10AM-4PM)

6. Wear protective clothing and hats when exposed to UV radiation

7. Utilize sun glasses when exposed to UV radiation

8. Avoid indoor tanning activities (i.e. tanning salons)

9. Perform self skin checks, and if you notice something changing make an appointment to see a Dermatologist

10. If you are at high risk for skin cancer (for example: people who have a history of skin cancer, older men, those with fair skin, those with a large amount of moles) you should talk to a doctor about how often to receive a skin check from a dermatologist

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