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Tips for avoiding melanoma

Tips for avoiding melanoma

1. Particularly if you have fair skin, be careful about sun exposure, especially burns: Wear SPF 30 sunscreen (higher than that is probably not worth the price tag, dermatologists say); stay out of the sun during the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest in the sky and most likely to burn, from about 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wear a hat that covers your ears.

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