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Skin Cancer Prevention Directory

The best tip for preventing skin cancer is to practice sun safety. Wearing sunscreen every day, avoiding tanning beds and excessive sunlight, wearing hats -- all these can help reduce the amount of sun damage your skin takes. If you see any strange skin changes, inform your doctor immediately so that any cancerous or precancerous lesions can be treated before they become serious. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to prevent skin cancer, why you should avoid overexposure to the sun's rays and tanning beds, and much more.

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Are beach days and baseball games a thing of the past when you've had skin cancer? They don't have to be. Follow these tips to protect yourself from UV rays.

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