If you’re unclear about melanoma and what it is, Dr. Steven O’Day, Director of the L.A. Skin Cancer Institute at the Beverly Hills Cancer Center, says melanoma is the most deadly of the three kinds of skin cancer. Listen to his report with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee:
More points to keep in mind include:
- If you have a family history of melanoma see a dermatologist earlier than not for yearly checkups.
- Sunscreens can be detrimental believe it or not, if they aren’t used correctly. You need to reapply every 90 minutes.
- Get a broad spectrum, UVA and UVB, and use a lot of it, and apply 20 minutes before you go outside.
- Avoid the midday sun and wear protective clothes.