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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:

what.gif What do I need to know about ultraviolet radiation and my skin?
why.gif Why is it necessary to protect the skin?
how.gif How do I protect my skin from UV radiation and skin cancer?
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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Last RevisedOctober 12, 2012
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Last Updated: October 12, 2012
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