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Early Prevention
It’s never too early (or too late) to begin protecting your skin.

According to numerous research studies, most skin cancer can be prevented by practicing sun protection. Research also shows that not only does sun protection reduce one’s risk of developing skin cancer; sun protection also may decrease the likelihood of recurrence.

Some knowledge, a few moments of forthought and a little preparation could save you a lot of worry in the future.

A basic guide to early prevention of skin cancer.

Do not burn.

Avoid tanning and do NOT use UV tanning booths.

When outdoors stay in the shade, especially between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.
Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day.
Apply 1 ounce of sunscreen to your entire body 15 - 30  minutes before going outside and reapply at least every two hours.
Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

More information on Early Prevention.

Find a professional to perform a skin cancer screeining. sunglasses and sunscreen

How to perform a skin cancer self-examination.

The right way to use sunscreen.

Using clothing as sun protection.
Tanning myths & facts.
How to achieve the look of a tan safely.
This website exists to spread awareness of skin cancer risks, detection and early prevention. It contains the opinions of one doctor and is not a substitute for the advice or care of your physician.
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