Houston Location

Suzanne Bruce and Associates, PA
1900 Saint James Place #600
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 850-0240
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Cosmetic Services Only)

Reducing Melenoma Risk by up to 18%

Advanced Medical Dermatology Treatment in Houston, TX

Physician Assistant in Houston, TXReducing Melenoma Risk by up to 18%! By April Harrison, MPAS, PA-C
A reduced chance of developing melanoma? That’s what one recent study said could happen if women use sunscreen at least SPF 15. In a recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology*, over 143,000 Norwegian women were followed for 11 years. Those who wore sunscreen with SPF 15 were 18% less likely to develop melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

The American Academy of Dermatology, and we at Suzanne Bruce and Associates, recommend using a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays. We recommend an SPF 30+ sunscreen be applied to all exposed areas – face, neck, chest, scalp, top of ears, arms and hands. It is also important to reapply after two hours or after swimming or sweating. Physical methods of sun protection such as broad-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and sun protective clothing, are also beneficial. Although this study followed women, the same conclusions could be drawn for men.

The bottom line? Wear your SPF 30+ sunscreen every day!


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