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American Cancer Society: “Risk factors for melanoma skin cancer,” “How Do I Protect Myself From UV Rays?”
Hooman Khorasani, MD; chief, dermatologic and cosmetic surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital; assistant professor of dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center: “Protection from the Sun After Skin Cancer.”
Skin Cancer Foundation: “Melanoma Survivors’ Surprising Habits,” “Regular Use of Sunscreen Can Reduce Melanoma Risk,” “Step by Step Self-Examination,” “If You Can See Sunlight, Seek the Shade,” “What Is Sun-Safe Clothing?” “Sun Hazards in Your Car.”
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Caring for Your Skin during and after Cancer Treatment.”
Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on July 27, 2018
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