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Had holiday gathering with multiple family members and found out that many had skin cancer. What can I do to prevent it?

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Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi
Cosmetic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sunblock

The biggest prevention is avoiding the sun at the peak hours when the sun is strongest between 10am to 3-4 pm. Purchase a good daily facial lotion that has at least spf 30 for a base layer. Apply additional sunblock whenever you are out for extended periods and reapply often.
Retin-a applied nightly can have beneficial effect. Avoid suntanning booths and get an annual full body skin exam.

In brief: Sunblock

The biggest prevention is avoiding the sun at the peak hours when the sun is strongest between 10am to 3-4 pm. Purchase a good daily facial lotion that has at least spf 30 for a base layer. Apply additional sunblock whenever you are out for extended periods and reapply often.
Retin-a applied nightly can have beneficial effect. Avoid suntanning booths and get an annual full body skin exam.
Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi
Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Sun protection

Use sun protection regularly (sun block and coverings).
Have any skin lesions checked out asap, and keep any routine screening appointments as recommended by your dermatologist.

In brief: Sun protection

Use sun protection regularly (sun block and coverings).
Have any skin lesions checked out asap, and keep any routine screening appointments as recommended by your dermatologist.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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