reader-travel-tip2Extra Sun Protection
Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Ed, who responded to my story about my squamous cell carcinoma by saying:

“Glad that you’re doing better Johnny. I had a melanoma removed about 10 years ago on my lower back and a basel cell burned off my neck last year. It’s all from getting sunburned as a kid. I am an advocate of all efforts to prevent skin cancer now. I wear sunscreen everyday and a hat and try to keep covered up to reduce the risk. Whenever people ask me about the scar on my neck, I give them the talk about staying out of the sun.

Here’s a tip that I just discovered that might help if you love the water like me. Go to a surf shop and buy a rash guard. I bought a long-sleeve rash guard and it has 50 UVB protection. All the best!”

As important a tip as any, Ed. The importance of sun protection is something I can’t preach enough. Wearing a hat in the sun, as I always do now, is also a smart idea. Thanks for sharing!



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