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Preventing Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers are preventable -- it's a simple as protecting yourself from the sun and avoiding other risk factors. This section is a complete guide to skin examinations, the dangers of tanning salons, the link between smoking and skin cancer, and other ways to prevent this devastating disease.

Sunscreen Myths
Sunscreen is an easy way to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. This article corrects the many myths that exist about the use and effectiveness of sunscreen.

Preventing Skin Cancer
A short, simple introduction to preventing skin cancer.

Self-Check Skin Exams: How to Spot Signs of Skin Cancer
Answers to five commonly asked questions about performing a self-check skin exam to detect skin cancer in its early, treatable stages.

Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer by Avoiding Tanning Salons
Research shows that using tanning salons increases your risk of squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. This article describes the details of the link and refutes the claims of the tanning industry.

Quit Smoking Now to Prevent Skin Cancer
Did you know that tobacco use can triple your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma? This article explains the link.

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