Demystifying Medicine Video

This video addresses common misconceptions about sunscreen and skin cancer. A certain number of individuals believe that sunscreen causes skin cancer and so they avoid using it. The video will also cover the different types of radiation, how UV radiation leads to skin cancer and present studies that prove that sunscreen helps protect against skin cancer.

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