“Because aging skin is more prone to sun damage (including skin cancer), use of a good sunscreen is essential”.1

Umbrella
What may the Skin Cancer Prevention Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Be Safe In the Sun
  • How To Be Safe In the Sun
  • Protect Your Skin From the Sun
  • Skin Cancer Protection
  • Sun Safety
  • Sun Smart
  • UV and Sun Protection

Protection

What are easy options for protection from UV radiation?

In What Can I Do To Reduce My Risk of Skin Cancer? the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) elaborate on:

Skin Cancer Prevention“CDC recommends easy options for protection from UV radiation—

  • Stay in the shade, especially during midday hours
  • Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade your face, head, ears, and neck
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block both UVA and UVB rays
  • Use sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection
  • Avoid indoor tanning”.2

In Skin Cancer: Preventing Skin Cancer – Protect Your Skin the Cancer Council Australia elaborate on:

“For best protection, when the UV level is 3 or above, we recommend a combination of sun protection measures:

  • Slip on some sun-protective clothing – that covers as much skin as possible
  • Slop on broad spectrum, water resistant SPF30+ sunscreen. Put it on 20 minutes before you go outdoors and every two hours afterwards. Sunscreen should never be used to extend the time you spend in the sun
  • Slap on a hat – that protects your face, head, neck and ears
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on some sunglasses…
Be extra cautious in the middle of the day when UV levels are most intense”.3

Sunscreen

Is sunscreen essential?

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) note:

“Because aging skin is more prone to sun damage (including skin cancer), use of a good sunscreen is essential”.4

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Sources

  1. North American Menopause Society. Menopause Guidebook: 5 Midlife Body Changes: Skin, Hair, and Oral Health – Skin. 8th Edition 2015:40
  2. Skin Cancer: What Can I Do To Reduce My Risk of Skin Cancer? Page Last Reviewed: 09 April 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/prevention.htm Accessed: 04 May 2020
  3. Skin Cancer: Preventing Skin Cancer – Protect Your Skin. This Page Was Last Updated on: 22 January 2020. Cancer Council Australia https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer.html#jump_8 Accessed: 04 May 2020
  4. North American Menopause Society. Menopause Guidebook: 5 Midlife Body Changes: Skin, Hair, and Oral Health – Skin. 8th Edition 2015:40
Topic Last Updated: 04 May 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 04 May 2020
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