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Texas Oncology Urges Texans to ‘Save Your Skin:' Outsmart the Sun and Prevent Skin Cancer
Date:7/1/2008

ommend the following preventative measures to "save your skin:"

  • Protect your skin by wearing a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher every day. Reapply every two hours or according to the product label.
  • Limit sun exposure during 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when ultraviolet light is strongest.
  • Wear a hat, long-sleeved shirts, long pants or skirts, as well as sunglasses with at least 99 percent ultraviolet absorption to protect your skin and eyes.
  • Newborn babies should be kept out of the sun. Babies should wear protective hats in the sun.
  • Be sure to apply sunscreens on children over six months of age.
  • Review your skin closely every month from the top of your head to your toes.
  • See a physician if you notice any changes.

"Saving your skin is easier with some simple measures to outsmart the sun. Avoiding sun exposure when possible, and taking precautions such as using sunscreen go a long way in preventing skin cancer," said Bhandari.

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Texas Oncology delivers high quality cancer care with leading-edge technology and the most advanced treatment options available today to help patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against cancer, right in their own communities. With more than 270 physicians and 90 total sites of service, Texas Oncology a pioneer in community-based cancer care, is the largest independent oncology practice nationwide and provides care to more Texans with cancer than any other cancer care provider. In 2007, Texas Oncology treated more than 27,000
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