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How to protect yourself against the risk of serious skin cancers: reducing UV exposure, recognising suspicious spots, treatments that reduce your risk.

Related Skin Protection Information

A guide to understanding sunscreens: how they work, what are the advantages and disadvantages of different types, what factors to take into consideration when selecting a sunscreen.
Protect your skin against the risk of serious skin cancer by managing current issues, enabling early diagnosis of skin cancer, reducing your risk of new skin cancers developing, and treating existing sun damage.
In Australia, it's not always possible to avoid skin cancer. The next best thing is to detect it as soon as possible after it occurs, giving the best possible chance of successful treatment with fewer side effects. You can detect skin cancer early by checking your own skin regularly, and/or having your skin checked by an experienced skin cancer professional regularly.
Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) can be an effective way of treating and preventing solar keratoses (“sun spots”). There is also evidence that vitamin B3 can prevent the common skin cancers basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.