Sunscreen Best Defense?

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Last Modified: August 13, 2012

Question

Sunscreen should not be your first line of defense against harmful UV rays: Fact or Myth?

Answer

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.

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