How to Prevent Sunburn This Summer

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Lots of Southern Californians flock to beaches and pools during the summer, and after a long day of relaxing outside, many of them return home with painful sunburns. Cancer care experts caution that no sunburn is a harmless sunburn; each time sunburn occurs, it increases the chances that skin cancer will develop in the future. That’s why healthcare providers stress the importance of preventative care. Whether the day’s plans include an afternoon at the pool or a morning of running errands, any time spent outside demands sunscreen. Because many cases of sunburn and skin cancer occur on the face and head, be sure to cover up with sunglasses and a hat as well. For additional protection from sunburn, wear long layers and tightly knitted clothing.

Would you like more tips on how to prevent skin cancer? The cancer care staff at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center would be happy to speak with you about sun protection. Call our West Hills hospital at (818) 676-4000 to schedule an appointment.

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