Gerald Linette, MD, PhD shares his top tips on how to prevent melanoma.
1. Avoid prolonged direct sun exposure (especially from 10 AM - 2 PM).
2. Know your family history.
3. Avoid tanning beds.
4. Use at least SPF 30 sunscreen and reapply every two hours.
5. Know the ABCDs for pigmented lesions.
6. Schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist if you have one of the ABCDs (see #5).