n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts

Volume 23, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Do sunscreens protect against melanoma? This is a recurrent question that has never really been answered. A review in a recent edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal takes another look. The proportion of melanoma in Canada caused by sunlight exposure is estimated to be more than 90% and most Canadians are exposed to sunlight only for short periods each year. This makes it particularly difficult for their doctors to know exactly what to tell them about sunscreens. According to the authors modern sunscreens with a high sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 and above, do provide good protection ..

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