MemorialCare Health System Your Health: How to Avoid Harmful Sun Exposure
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers.
Avoiding the sun when ultraviolet rays are the strongest (usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) is one of the best ways to avoid harmful sun exposure. Other strategies include:
Detecting Skin Cancer
Recognizing changes in your skin and reporting them quickly to your doctor are critical steps in this process. Examining yourself in the mirror once a month can help you familiarize yourself with your skin, making it easier to detect even the smallest of changes in spots or moles that change shape, color, size and texture.
by Marsha Fink, M.D.
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