Sun vs Your Skin

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Program Type:

Workshop

Age Group:

Adults

Program Description

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Unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the skin, eyes, and immune system.  It can also cause skin cancer. On average, one in every five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Dr. William Guo, Chief Senior Resident Physician in Dermatology at Stony Brook Medicine, and Matthew Chen, medical student at Stony Brook School of Medicine, will discuss the different types of skin cancer, risk factors, treatment options, and dermatologist-recommended best practices that people of all ages, especially children, should be following to stay safe in the sun.