Sunscreen Use for Skin Cancer Prevention
Kovach, Fran E.
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Daily sunscreen use reduces the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma but not the incidence of basal cell carcinoma. (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: B, based on a single randomized controlled trial with less than 13 years of follow-up). It is unclear whether there are longer-term effects. There is no consistent, conclusive evidence that sunscreen use prevents melanoma. (SOR: C, meta-analysis of case-control studies).
Clinical Inquiries, 2010 (MU)
American Family Physician, 82(8) 2010: -990.