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  • You can reduce your risk of getting skin cancer by following these guidelines: Limit sun exposure. Attempt to avoid the sun's intense rays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Apply sunscreen every day. Use a sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 both before and every 60 to 80 minutes during sun exposure. Select products that filter both UVA and UVB light. The label will tell you.
  • If you are likely to sunburn, wear a long-sleeved shirt, pants and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Avoid artificial tanning booths.
  • Conduct monthly self-exams.

From: Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

Skin Cancer from eMedicineHealth

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 30, 2016

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