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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Your Responsibilities
Your Surroundings & Environment

The Sun

Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun because of the effects of chemotherapy. Follow these guidelines when you go out:

  • Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to sunlight especially between the hours of 11am to 3pm.
  • When outside, always wear a hat (wide-brimmed preferred), long sleeved shirt and pants.
  • Use a good sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
  • On a hot sunny day, avoid becoming overheated, seek air conditioning or shade, and wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Be careful of areas that can reflect sun/UV rays such as the beach, water and swimming pools.

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