Sunscreen should not be your first line of defense against harmful UV rays: Fact or Myth?
Rachel Woods, RN, Nurse for the Surgical Dermatology Program at Penn Medicine responds:
FACT!! Sunscreen is always your last line of defense. Cover up with the appropriate clothing, hats, and sunglasses first and then seek shade before relying on sunscreen.
This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire Sun Safety Webchat transcript.
Apr 10, 2013 - Although melanoma survivors tend to engage in more sun protection practices than the general population, many do not seek shade and never wear sunscreen, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held April 4 to 10 in Washington, D.C.
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