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A 49-year-old member asked:

I'm outside everyday in sun, am worried about the high risk of melanoma. can i get the tb jab to help prevent?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Use sun protection: There are many ways to protect yourself from sun exposure including sunscreen, sun block and protective clothing.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Increased risk: You should wear sunblock every day. And try to cover up and limit your exposure as much as possible to reduce your risk. In addition you should see a dermatologist at least once a year for a complete skin examination. I would not recommended the TB jab.

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