Sunscreen use not broadly effective at preventing new moles

About 76,000 cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year.  Sunscreen use however is “not broadly effective” in preventing new moles which are a marker of melanoma.  So says a recent study. [MedScape Nov 4, 2016]

So what can be used to slow or prevent moles from turning into full-blown melanoma?

Zinc supplementation appears to be a prudent strategy. [Cancer Letters Dec 1983; Cancer Letters April 1983]

According to Dr. Norman Brooks, zinc chloride paste is reported to be curative, but is largely ignored by dermatologists. [; MDedge April 1, 2006; MDedge Nov 29, 2010]

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