10 doctors weighed in:

Is skin cancer preventable?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

It is thought that most skin cancers are caused by excessive and prolonged sun exposure.
Some skin cancers may be caused by a single bad sunburn. So most skin cancer specialists believe most skin cancers can be prevented by wearing protective clothing during peak sunlight hours and with generous use of sun screens.

In brief: Probably

It is thought that most skin cancers are caused by excessive and prolonged sun exposure.
Some skin cancers may be caused by a single bad sunburn. So most skin cancer specialists believe most skin cancers can be prevented by wearing protective clothing during peak sunlight hours and with generous use of sun screens.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The less sun exposure, the less likely you will get skin cancer

In brief: Yes

The less sun exposure, the less likely you will get skin cancer
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Less sun exposure and using sunscreen and avoiding sunburns.

In brief: Yes

Less sun exposure and using sunscreen and avoiding sunburns.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

We have evidence that people who use sun screen on a regular basis have a decreased incidence of developing skin cancer.

In brief: Yes

We have evidence that people who use sun screen on a regular basis have a decreased incidence of developing skin cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice

In brief: Yes

Stay away from sun exposure and use sun block.

In brief: Yes

Stay away from sun exposure and use sun block.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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