Prevention

The skinny on skin cancer


Did you know?

  • Having dark skin doesn’t protect you from skin cancer
  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States
  • Use caution at the beach: water and sand amplify the sun’s rays
Lower Your Cancer Risk

How to lower your chances of getting skin cancer

  • Stay in the shade: look for shady areas when outside. Avoid going outdoors from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Use sunscreen and lip balm: apply generously, 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours. Tip: choose products with SPF 30 or higher
  • Wear sunglasses: lenses should provide both UV-A and UV-B protection
  • Cover up: wear dark, tightly woven clothing. Hats should have large brims to protect your ears and neck

 

How to become a patient at the Queen’s Cancer Center

You have a choice in your cancer care. Your first step is to ask your primary care doctor for a referral to the Queen’s Cancer Center. Your doctor can contact us at 808-691-8777 and fax your records to 808-691-8780. Once a referral is made, we can schedule an appointment with you.
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