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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.

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.
Reduce your skin cancer risks with early diagnosis of existing conditions, reducing the 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) reduces the risk of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in high-risk people. Vitamin B3 also treats and prevents solar keratoses (“sun spots”). It is a simple, inexpensive and safe treatment.