I want to reduce my risk

Prevention

Common preventive techniques include:

  • Avoid excessive exposure to the sun, especially the midday sun (from 10 a.m. to 4 pm)
  • Use a sunscreen every day with an SPF of 15 or higher that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
  • When outdoors, try to stay in the shade either under a tree or an umbrella.
  • Clothing and sun hats can protect the skin from the harmful rays.
  • Consult your doctor if you have sores that will not heal.