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Too Much Fun in the Summer Sun Increases Skin Cancer Risks 

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As we try to beat summer’s heat by wearing shorts rather than pants and swapping sneakers for sandals, we also expose ourselves to more sunlight and increase the risk of developing skin cancer. 

Michelle Tarbox, M.D., an associate professor of dermatology for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine, said there are hundreds of minor types of skin cancer, which an experienced dermatologist can help detect. To help our skin navigate the months of summer sunshine as safely as possible, she said it’s important to examine the skin for indications of damage and to treat it accordingly. 






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