Wise Choices- Preventing Skin Cancer

Avoid exposure to the midday sun, when your shadow is shortest (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. standard time or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daylight savings time).

Wear protective clothing, such as sun hats and long sleeves, to block out the sun’s harmful rays.

Use sunscreen with a protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, reapplying frequently. But be careful not to let sunscreen encourage you to spend even more time in the sun.

Do a simple skin self-exam regularly for anything unusual, like a change in the size, texture, or color of a mole, or a sore that does not heal.

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