What is the role of clothing in the prevention of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Clothing is the simplest method of protection; however, it is often inadequate. For example, a cotton T-shirt has an SPF of less than 10, which decreases sharply when the cloth is wet. Hats with a wide brim or extra-long bill may offer additional protection. Clothing with a high SPF rating is available, but these are often expensive and restrictive.


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