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Prevention

All skin tumours can be prevented by:

  • Avoidance of sun exposure: Reducing sun exposure plays important role in preventing all types of skin cancer. This can be done by wearing hats, use of tightly woven clothing and application of waterproof sunscreens.
  • Early detection: Regular self-skin examinations and skin examination by your doctor. Public awareness of the symptoms of the common skin cancers can lead to early cancer detection with early treatment and prevention of spread of the cancer.
  • Screening of high-risk individuals: Anyone at high risk, such as a person with a close relative who has had melanoma or other skin cancer. Any individuals with previous history of any type of skin cancer should have regular check-ups for early detection and prevention of skin tumours.

Last Review Date: March 15, 2016