Sunscreen alone cannot prevent skin cancer

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Current public health campaigns on skin cancer and melanoma prevention call for wearing clothing in combination with use of sunscreen. Research published in Nature suggests that this approach is correct and that sunscreen alone may not provide enough protective benefit.

The study examined UV effects on mice and subsequent development of melanoma, and the effects of sunscreen use. Research data indicated that sunscreen does not full protect the wearer from UV exposure. UV light alters DNA in skin pigment and causes other harm, such as impacting the p53 gene, increasing the likelihood of skin cancer. A combination of clothing and sunscreen provide maximum UV radiation protection.

Sunscreen alone cannot prevent skin cancer
Sunscreen alone cannot prevent skin cancer
Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, according to research* published in Nature. The research explains more about the mechanism by which UV light leads to melanoma and also explores the extent to which sunscreen is able to prevent UV light from damaging healthy cells.
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