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Health Tip: Keep Deadly Skin Cancer Away

Suggestions to prevent melanoma

(HealthDay News) -- Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer. But it can be prevented with some safe-sun practices. Follow these suggestions from the American Cancer Society to help reduce your risk:

  • Keep your skin covered when outside with long sleeves, long pants and a hat.
  • If you're outside for a long time, head for the shade.
  • Use sunscreen any time you are outside -- even if it's cloudy. Be sure to apply it properly by following the instructions on the product.
  • Wear sunglasses.
  • Don't use tanning beds.
  • Look for any moles that look abnormal and have them checked by your doctor.
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