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How can you prevent melanoma?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Sun protection!
Taking care of your skin is key to long term health and prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers.
Regular and repeated use of sunblock as well as wide brim hats and sun rated long sleeve shirts and pants all will protect your skin and keep you looking younger as well. If you have a strong family history of melanoma or skin cancer, have a dermatologist give you a thorough exam.

In brief: Sun protection!
Taking care of your skin is key to long term health and prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers.
Regular and repeated use of sunblock as well as wide brim hats and sun rated long sleeve shirts and pants all will protect your skin and keep you looking younger as well. If you have a strong family history of melanoma or skin cancer, have a dermatologist give you a thorough exam.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Michael Sabel
Even if you have no family history, but a history of sunburns or significant sun exposure, a full skin exam by your PCP or a dermatologist is recommended
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sunscreen
Wear sunscreen.
Avoid getting a sunburn. Cover your skin with a hat and clothes when our for extended periods of time.

In brief: Sunscreen
Wear sunscreen.
Avoid getting a sunburn. Cover your skin with a hat and clothes when our for extended periods of time.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sunscreen use
I agree with dr. Bowman on the avoidance of sun (especially between 10 am and 4 pm) and the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen (blocks uva rays that cause skin cancer and uvb rays that cause aging) and protective clothing.
But be careful that you don't use sunscreen in order to spend more time in the sun. No sunscreen can completely protect against skin cancer.

In brief: Sunscreen use
I agree with dr. Bowman on the avoidance of sun (especially between 10 am and 4 pm) and the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen (blocks uva rays that cause skin cancer and uvb rays that cause aging) and protective clothing.
But be careful that you don't use sunscreen in order to spend more time in the sun. No sunscreen can completely protect against skin cancer.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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