Sunscreen and Melanoma: Is Our Prevention Message Correct?

@article{Planta2011SunscreenAM,
  title={Sunscreen and Melanoma: Is Our Prevention Message Correct?},
  author={M. Planta},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={24},
  pages={735 - 739}
}
  • M. Planta
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Many primary care providers advise patients to use sunscreen as a means to reduce their risk for skin cancer, especially cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM). Despite the availability and promotion of sunscreen for decades, the incidence of CMM continues to increase in the U.S. at a rate of 3% per year. There currently is little evidence that sunscreens are protective against CMM. A number of studies suggest that the use of sunscreen does not significantly decrease the risk CMM, and may actually… Expand
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