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For Sun Protection After Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, Don’t Rely on Sunscreen Alone

According to a study from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, it is recommended that people who have been diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer should stick to the shade and avoid the sun more frequently than just putting on sunscreen. It’s also said that these measures differ in age group. Individuals with non-melanoma skin cancer who are older tend to wear the longer-sleeved shirts and hats as opposed to their younger counterparts that tend to rely on sunscreen more. Click here to read more.

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Is Sunscreen Dangerous?

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) there’s a long list of sunscreens harmful to the body, but are they really? All sunscreens available for purchase have been approved by the American Academy of Dermatology, the Canadian Dermatology Association, the Skin Cancer Foundation, and the EU’s Scientific Committee for the Safety of Consumer Products as being safe and non-dangerous for people to use. Read more to learn about what the EWG does to evaluate sunscreen.

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Monday Medical: Sun Safety for Kids

Did you know that pediatric melanoma, although rare, is on the rise among teenagers? There are three types of pediatric melanoma: conventional melanoma, spitzoid melanoma, and congenital melanoma, and they all appear and look different on a child’s skin, which is why this article stresses that parent’s should “know [their] child’s skin”. Read more here.

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