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Take Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

The Basics: Overview

The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun and other sources of ultraviolet (UV) rays.

To protect your skin:

Why do I need to protect my skin?

Protecting your skin today may help prevent skin cancer later in life. Most skin cancer appears after age 50, but skin damage from the- sun can start during childhood.

Taking steps to prevent skin cancer may also help prevent: