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Protect Your Skin from the Sun

The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.
Most skin cancer appears after age 50, but damage from the sun starts at a young age. By protecting your skin from the sun today, you can prevent skin cancer later in life.
Follow these steps to prevent skin cancer.
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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Put on sunscreen before you leave the house.
  • Don’t forget your sunglasses!
  • Plan your activities so that you are inside or in the shade during the hottest part of the day.
  • Take this quiz to better understand your risk for skin cancer.

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