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Skin Cancer Screenings

Dr. Daffer and Dr. Chabra and staff will be the June E Nylen Cancer Center on May 1st, 2014 conducting skin cancer screenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please call 712-252-0088 to schedule.

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The sun is finally here. What about sunscreen?

The sun is finally here. What about sunscreen?

How does sunscreen prevent skin cancer?

By protecting the skin from sunlight, sunscreen prevents the development of skin cancer. Skin cancers will require surgeries to treat, and may even kill you.

Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) light, which can be divided into 3 sub-types – UV-C (100-290 nm), UV-B (290-320 nm), and UV-A (320-400). Almost all of the deadly UV-C, and most of UV-B light are blocked by the Earth’s ozone layer. However, some UV-B and most of the UV-A penetrate the atmosphere and reach us.

Read the rest of this article featuring Dr. Chabra here.

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