“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 – make sure they meet Australian standards.

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: 06 August 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/cancer-information/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer Accessed: 06 August 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: 06 August 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 06 August 2020
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