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Use Sunscreen to Reduce Risk of Melanoma

Dr. Cecilia Larocca Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

You might not be able to take back your sun exposure from childhood, but you can modify your risk going forward by limiting your time in the sun and by using sunscreen. An Australian study found that by wearing sunscreen daily over a 10-year period, the risk of melanoma was reduced by 50 percent.

 

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Dr. Cecilia Larocca is a dermatologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read More

Prevention & Screening: Get Checked Out

If you are at risk for melanoma, it’s important to keep an eye on your skin. Not all moles are cancerous, but you should know which ones could be.

Diagnosis

Examining Your Skin for Melanoma: Remember ABCDE

Dr. Cecilia Larocca
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Diagnosis

Atypical Moles Don’t Necessarily Mean You Have Melanoma

Dr. Cecilia Larocca
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute