4 doctors weighed in:
Is using sunscreen improving the risk of skin cancer?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, we have strong evidence that using sunscreen on a regular basis will decrease your risk of developing skin cancer.

In brief: Yes
Yes, we have strong evidence that using sunscreen on a regular basis will decrease your risk of developing skin cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes if full spectrum
It is important to remember that spf only measures protection against burning, caused by the uv-b wavelengths; most aging of the skin and skin cancers relate to uv-a, so full spectrum sunscreen is important.
(a = aging, b = burning.).

In brief: Yes if full spectrum
It is important to remember that spf only measures protection against burning, caused by the uv-b wavelengths; most aging of the skin and skin cancers relate to uv-a, so full spectrum sunscreen is important.
(a = aging, b = burning.).
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Chinelo Ikpeama
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Sunscreen decreases the risk of getting skin cancer if applied correctly.
Spf 30 or above is recommended, and reapply every 1-2 hours.

In brief: Yes
Sunscreen decreases the risk of getting skin cancer if applied correctly.
Spf 30 or above is recommended, and reapply every 1-2 hours.
Chinelo Ikpeama
Chinelo Ikpeama
Answer assisted by Chinelo Ikpeama, Medical Student
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