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Can lentigo maligna melanoma be prevented?

Fortunately, there are several things you can do that may help prevent lentigo maligna melanoma. Because lentigo maligna melanoma is related to a lifetime of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, you should limit the time you spend in the sun, especially during its strongest hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you are out in the sun, make sure you wear sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. It's also a good idea to protect skin by wearing a hat and clothing that covers your arms and legs. These exposure suggestions are especially important if you have a family history of melanoma. Also, make sure to check your skin often-everyone should look out for skin lesions on their body, but people over the age of 50 should see a doctor for yearly skin screenings.

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