Skin Cancer Prevention
- Use sunscreen daily on sun-exposed areas. Apply it at least 15 minutes before exposure to light. Higher SPF numbers are more protective. We recommend that you use a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher sunscreen
- Regardless of manufacturers’ claims, we recommend that you reapply sunscreen after swimming and at least every two hours when outdoors.
- Wearing a wide-brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, and other protective clothing when outside also are helpful in preventing skin cancer.
- Avoidance of excessive sunshine is recommended.
To learn more about skin cancer prevention, please visit http://www.aad.org/skin-care-and-safety, http://www.melanoma.org, or http://www.skincancer.org.