Most people love to soak up the sun. But nobody wants a sunburn. And tanning can lead to premature aging of the skin and, sometimes, to skin cancer.
For childhood cancer survivors, “handle with care” is the best approach to sun exposure because you may be at increased risk of developing skin cancer, especially if you were treated with radiation. While skin cancer is a highly treatable and survivable disease, prevention (i.e., limiting sun exposure) and early detection are key.
You can take steps to stay skin cancer-free. Enjoy the sun’s rays the smart way by following these tips from the American Academy of Dermatology.