5. Curb that desire for a tan
Safe sun exposure practices and avoidance of indoor tanning can substantially lower the risk for melanoma. UV radiation exposure from indoor tanning is a cause of malignant melanoma.
Marisa Siebel, MD, is the director of medical oncology at the Imbert Cancer Center in Bay Shore, part of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. She is board-certified to treat all solid tumor malignancies and is an attending physician at the Don Monti Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Southside Hospital. She previously served as an attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.