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Protecting Yourself Against Skin Cancer

by Dr. Natalia Spierings, Dermatology Expert
September 12, 2019

Question: What precautions can I take to protect myself from the risk of skin cancer?

Answer:

The most important precaution is avoiding UV light exposure by avoiding direct sun exposure and of course not using tanning beds. Not smoking is also a good idea. Be aware of your skin is also important - if you notice you have a new spot that isn’t going away or an area of your skin that is broken and not healing, you should see your doctor for a skin check.

Dr. Natalia Spierings is a consultant dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic and dermatologic surgeon.

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