Care in the Sun
Sun damage can cause premature aging, wrinkles and skin cancer. Sunlight may be one of the environmental agents promoting the appearance of BCCs in Gorlin Syndrome.
It is strongly recommended that patients:
Sun protective clothing is becoming increasingly more popular and is available for adults and children at many retailers and web-based organisations. Definitely worth checking out. A larger than average had size in Gorlin Syndrome sometimes makes it difficult to purchase head wear. Details about a range of stockists can be accessed on the Web Links page of the site.
More information about being safe in the sun can be accessed at Sunsmart
Originally produced by Professor P. A. Farndon, Clinical Geneticist, Jim Costello (deceased) and Margaret Costello. We are reliant on a team of medical advisors for the clinical content of the website. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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