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Head and Neck Skin Cancer Prevention

The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin when you are outside, even on cloudy days. While fair-skinned people who burn easily are more likely to develop skin cancer, anyone can get it, including people with dark skin.

You can reduce your risk for skin cancer if you:

  • Use sunblock every day and reapply as needed
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat that shades your entire face and neck
  • Do not use tanning beds
  • Check your skin and scalp regularly for any unusual or new spots