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Skin Cancer: Protecting Your Skin

Excessive exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin cancer. You can reduce your risk for skin cancer by:

  • Protecting your skin, and that of your family members, from UV radiation.
  • Performing frequent skin self-examinationscamera.gif.
  • Finding out whether you have an increased risk for melanoma and other skin cancers.

how.gif How do I protect my skin from UV radiation and skin cancer?

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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