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How does sun cream help prevent skin cancer?
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Sunblock blocks sun
Sun damage causes damage to the skin which leads to skin cancer.
Sun block and sun proof clothing prevent the damaging portion of light from damaging the skin's dna. It also prevents the premature aging of skin which occurs with sun damage.

In brief: Sunblock blocks sun
Sun damage causes damage to the skin which leads to skin cancer.
Sun block and sun proof clothing prevent the damaging portion of light from damaging the skin's dna. It also prevents the premature aging of skin which occurs with sun damage.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
In brief: Sunscreen.
Sunscreen helps reduce the amount of ultraviolet radiation absorbed by the skin.
It is this radiation that causes normal cells to transform into cancerous cells.

In brief: Sunscreen.
Sunscreen helps reduce the amount of ultraviolet radiation absorbed by the skin.
It is this radiation that causes normal cells to transform into cancerous cells.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Prevents sunburns
Sun screen prevents the uv radiation from the skin from damaging the skin cells.
When you get a sun burn the dna in your skin is damaged, and these mutations are what is thought to cause melanoma.

In brief: Prevents sunburns
Sun screen prevents the uv radiation from the skin from damaging the skin cells.
When you get a sun burn the dna in your skin is damaged, and these mutations are what is thought to cause melanoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology
In brief: Block UV Radiation
Sunscreens work by blocking ultraviolet radiation from sunlight.
Ultraviolet radiation is one of the primary causes of all 3 major types of skin cancer--basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma.

In brief: Block UV Radiation
Sunscreens work by blocking ultraviolet radiation from sunlight.
Ultraviolet radiation is one of the primary causes of all 3 major types of skin cancer--basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma.
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dr. Arlo Miller
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