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What else can I do to protect myself?

  • Get regular skin checks Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and even death. This is why it is important to monitor your skin for any moles or changes and ask your doctor. It can also be useful to get regular skin checks from one of Mount Auburn Hospital’s Dermatologists.
  • Seek shade, especially during late morning through mid-afternoon.
  • Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs. Wear a hat with a wide brim that shades your face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.