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Does broad spectrum sunscreen help prevent skin cancer or does it just prevent sunburn and do nothing to prevent skin cancers?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sunscreen

Yes.
We have good evidence that sunscreen prevents melanoma and other skin cancers.

In brief: Sunscreen

Yes.
We have good evidence that sunscreen prevents melanoma and other skin cancers.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: UVB blockage

If the 'broad spectrum' sun screen blocks uvb, it will help in prevening skin cancer.

In brief: UVB blockage

If the 'broad spectrum' sun screen blocks uvb, it will help in prevening skin cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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2 comments
Dr. Patrick Hsu
Broad spectrum will prevent both sun burn and skin cancer in the long term.
Dr. Steven Brown
Some recent studies have shown less protection relative to melanoma as opposed to basal cell and squamous cell ca.
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