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​Skin Cancer Prevention — FAQs

Most people like to spend time in the sun. However, there are several ways to minimize your odds of developing skin cancer.

Larisa Geskin, MD, director of the Cutaneous Oncology Center, answers some frequently asked questions about being smart with sun exposure.

Is there any way I can "safe tan"?

During what hours should I be avoiding the sun?

What kind of sunscreen works the best?

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