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.
How to Choose the Right Sun Protection
You have a lot of options for protecting your skin from the sun. Which one is best?
Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure
WebMD explains how sun exposure ages the skin and raises the risk for skin cancer. Learn more about protecting yourself.
How to Live Your Best With Melanoma
Your life will change when you have melanoma, but here are some tips on how to make the changes easier to handle.
The Skin Cancer Self-Exam
WebMD explains how to exam yourself for signs of early skin cancer.
Protect Yourself From a Repeat Episode of Melanoma
How to stay safe if you've already had skin cancer.
Stay Safe in the Sun After Skin Cancer
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.
Skin Cancer in People of Color
In people of color, skin cancer is less common but often more serious. If you know what to look for and how to protect yourself, you can prevent it or catch it early.
Beware of Sunburn Boosters
Some medicines and skin care products can increase your sensitivity to the sun. Here’s how to avoid getting burned.
The Truth About Sunscreen
How much do you really know about sunscreen? Learn when and how to apply it.
Which Sunscreen Is Better - Spray or Lotion?
Some prefer spray, others prefer lotion. But are the chemicals in sunscreen good for you?
Melanoma kills one American every hour. But a quick checkup can put you in charge of your skin.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Have fun in the outdoors and stay healthy, too!