Anyone who has ever looked at pictures of melanoma knows that the effects of this condition can be devastating. Fortunately, many cases of this condition can be prevented by taking a few precautions. Exposure to ultraviolet rays is the leading cause of skin cancer. One of the best things you can do to protect yourself is to wear sunscreen year-round. Sunscreens with a SPF of 15 or greater help block out most of the UVA and UVB rays.
You should also avoid the use of tanning beds. One of the reasons melanoma is on the rise in young people is because of tanning beds. Tanning beds also have harmful ultraviolet rays. Furthermore, it is important to check your skin regularly for suspicious moles and growths.