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Protection After Melanoma

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Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

How do I protect myself against the sun if I already had skin cancer?


Rachel Woods, BSN, RN, Nurse in Moh's micrographic surgery at Penn Medicine, responds:

Sun safety is always a concern. Think of sunscreen as your last line of defense. Cover up with clothing as much as possible and seek shade in prime hours (10am - 2pm). UPF clothing is a fantastic option. Hats with wide brims, sunglasses, and long sleeves/pants are best for coverage.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series: Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention Webchat. View the entire transcript on Sun Safety.

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