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Skin Cancer Prevention FAQs

​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"?

Skin Cancer Vlog: Safe Tanning
UPMC dermatologists explain the myth of safe tanning.

During what hours should I be avoiding the sun?

Skin Cancer Vlog: Peak Hours
UPMC dermatologists discuss peak hours to avoid sun exposure.

What kind of sunscreen works the best?

Skin Cancer Vlog: Sunscreen
UPMC dermatologists explain the best type of sunscreen to use.