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Let's Discuss...sun safety after cancer

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Summer has arrived and the weather is warming up. It’s natural to want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Have your sun safety practices changed since being diagnosed with cancer?
What precautions do you take?


Join the discussion here: Let's Discuss...sun safety after cancer - CancerConnection.ca




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great discussion!
even before cancer I was on medication for rheumatoid arthritis that makes me very sun-sensitive so I am already a huge SPF consumer! ha ha
I use dual products; moisturizers that contain SPF etc etc
I have been told by reliable sources that the SPF numbers are really not that important....as long as you have 30 and reapply as necessary, you're good
like Brighty‍ I am ghosty white! I also wear my sun-hat and long sleeves; not exactly fetching ;)


#sunsafegirlsummer
  • Posted Sat 26 Jun 2021 02:01 PM EDT
Lacey_Moderator‍ Hello......SPF 30 (at least 30) is a must, before cancer, during cancer, and after cancer.
I recall the "good ol' days" of basking IN the sun, with a tin foil lined fold-out "rays catcher" (what were those things called ?), and wanting to turn red/brown, and then some.
No more.....SPF50 I wear for the face...and re apply....often......Sun Hat......and just enjoy the outdoors......safely......
Regards
Whitelilies
  • Posted Fri 25 Jun 2021 08:46 PM EDT
I tend to stay out of the sun for the most part. I'm ghostly white and burn to a crisp within 5 minutes. Lacey_Moderator‍ but I use a daily face cream with SPF. I use it all year no matter what season it is. If I plan to spend more time in the sun them I use sunscreen with a higher SPF.
  • Posted Fri 25 Jun 2021 04:47 PM EDT

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