Prevention of Skin Cancer

This is a clinical practice guideline for individuals at high risk of sustaining UV damage, leading to the development of skin cancer later in life. The guideline reviews risk assessment and sun protection strategies, and provides recommendations on counselling and interventions for limiting UV exposure in high-risk individuals, such as legislation on indoor tanning, policies on use of sun protection in high risk settings, social marketing and mass media campaigns, and education on sun protection. Outcomes of interest include effectiveness of interventions (measured by sunscreen use, use of hats, etc.), ultraviolet (UV) rates, and skin cancer rates.