Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.* Thankfully, it's also one of the easiest to treat and cure when found early. And there are steps you can take to help prevent it.
The best way to lower your risk of skin cancer is to stay out of the sun during its strongest hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If that's not possible, protect yourself by wearing loose-fitting clothes that cover your arms and legs, as well as a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
And anytime you go outside, apply sunscreen first. Follow these tips to make sure you're protecting yourself as well as possible.
Read more about how to keep your skin safe from the sun.
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