DOCTOR'S VIEW ARCHIVE
Sun Protection and Kids at the Beach
Early detection and prevention are extremely important in reducing injury and death from skin cancer. Detection involves observing the skin for changes, including color and texture of the skin, itching, and changes in the size of pigmented and non- pigmented skin areas. Prevention recommendations include avoiding excess sun, covering up the skin with clothing or sunblocks, and regularly applying sunscreens when exposed to the sun.