Cancer - skin
Minimizing sun exposure is the best way to prevent skin damage, including many types of skin cancer:
- Protect your skin from the sun when you can -- wear protective clothing such as hats, long-sleeved shirts, long skirts, or pants.
- Try to avoid exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun is most intense.
- Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply sunscreen at least one-half hour before sun exposure, and reapply frequently.
- Apply sunscreen during winter months as well.
Review Date: 08/12/2009
Reviewed By: Jonathan Kantor, MD, North Florida Dermatology Associates, Jacksonville, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.