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Skin Cancer and Photo-Aging: SPF and Six Other Ways To Decrease Your Risk

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

In summertime, I am the woman walking down Madison Avenue with a parasol and gloves. I wear black and other dark colors because they prevent the ultraviolet radiation from being absorbed. I am sharing some of the basics about the dangers of sun exposure that I wish I’d known back when I was lying by the pool, determined to get a tan.

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