Skin cancer screening involves a thorough examination of the patient’s body.
Sunscreen is critical in preventing skin cancer. UVB rays cause DNA pyrimidine dimer formation, mutations and photocarcinogenesis. UVA rays contribute to tanning and photoaging. The latter (the vanity factor, as I like to call it), may be the most compelling argument to patients when providing sun protection education. You may encounter common misconceptions regarding sunscreen….