How well does sunburn protect against cancer?

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Germany. And the numbers are rising. The reason is careless behavior, experts say – and the misconception that creams and sprays can prevent tumors.

Sunscreen or spray protect against sun cancer barely before skin cancer, says the dermatologist of Tübingen, Claus Garbe.

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Stuttgart – Skin cancer is mainly caused by too much sunlight on the skin. For a long time, sunscreen creams and sprays were considered effective protection. But that is a misconception, says the skin cancer expert from Tübingen, Claus Garbe.