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  Sun Protection

The best protection from skin cancer is to avoid the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.  Even if you tan easily, the sun can contribute to skin cancer in two ways.  First, the sunlight damages the genes that control cell growth, and second, sunlight damages the body’s immune defense.  Minimize exposure by:
  1. Using any sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 and preferably with UVA/UVB protection when you spend anytime in the sun.  
  2. Avoid sun exposure during mid-day hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
  3. Do not stay outdoors unprotected on cloudy days since the ultraviolet light penetrates easily through the clouds.  
If you follow this advice it may not be necessary to restrict your outdoor activities of change your lifestyle.