How to Identify Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer:
Other ways to protect your skin and reduce the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers include:
- Stay out of the sun during peak hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wear protective clothing with a tight weave, including a hat with a brim to shade your ears and neck, a shirt with sleeves to cover your arms, and pants.
- Use a sunscreen every day with an SPF of at least 30. Choose a sunscreen that protects against both types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB.
- Examine yourself regularly for changes on your skin, such as new moles or changes to old moles, and talk to your doctor about having a skin exam done by a health care professional.