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Skin carcinoma prevention

The most impotant thing is to protect You and Your children from UV radiation, because in that manner, You directly decrease the probability and risk of gettting skin cancer.

  • Exposure to the Sun during summer between 10am and 4pm should be reduced to a minimum.
  • Remember, UV rays pass through water, clouds, get reflected off of the water and snow, so You are not protected while You swim, take a stroll in cloudy weather, lay in the shade of a parasol near water, while You ski or sled.
  • If You go out in this time of day, wear clothes made of light white fabric, with long sleeves that will provide some protection from harmful UV rays. Also, make sure to wear a hat or a cap.
  • Make sure You are well informed about the intensity of UV radiation, through media or by using simple indicators of UV radiation like UV cards, so You will be able to easily choose the time when You can sun tan, free and relaxed.
  • Apply Your skin type and current radiation and the length of stay appropriate SPF sunblock on all exposed skin regions. Sunblock cream should be reapplied regularly, especially after getting out of the water.
  • Make sure You use UV protection rated sunglasses in order to protect Your eyes.
  • Regularly do a selfexamination of Your skin and if You notice any kind of irregularity, contact Your physician. When we say regularly, that means that You should check Your moles once a month, in order to timely notice if any of them have changed, or if any new ones have appeared. But not more frequent than that, because You will not be able to tell the difference.

Selfexamination

For a good selfexamination, it's necessary to firstly examin Your entire skin, mole by mole, assessing them by the ABCDE rules of clinical examination.

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