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what else other than wearing sunscreen can i do to prevent skin cancer?

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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Nutrition: Eat foods that rank high in antioxidants. Proper food is a potential source of “beauty from within” and may help to manipulate or delay skin aging. Eat lots of red and orange foods like tomatoes and orange peppers that contain the antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene, respectfully. These substances offer protection from the sun and may help repair cells after sun damage.
Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Suggestions: You can stay out of the sun-particularly during the midday when the uv rays are strongest. Try using hats and clothing that offers uv protection.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Limit UV radiation: Limiting your exposure to uv radiation. Never use a tanning bed. And see your friendly dermatologist for routine complete skin examinations.

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