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Living Well Series: Skin Cancer

Dr. Lawrence Menache, radiation oncologist, discusses skin cancer. Stay out of the sun as much as you can. Whenever possible, avoid exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you work or play outside: Try to wear long sleeves, long pants, and a hat that shades your face, ears, and neck with a brim all around. Use sunscreen with a label that says it is broad spectrum or is at least SPF 15 and can filter both UVA and UVB rays. Wear sunglasses that filter UV to protect your eyes and the skin around your eyes. If you are concerned about having a low level of vitamin D from not being in the sun, talk with your doctor about supplements. Don't use tanning beds, tanning booths, or sunlamps.