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Reducing risk for melanoma

There are steps that people can take to lower their risk for melanoma, including.

  • Using sunscreen.
  • Avoiding excessive sun exposure and sunburns.
  • Wearing clothing that shields the skin from the sun, including covering arms and legs, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoiding tanning beds.
Last updated June 04, 2020