The nurse is educating a group of students on skin cancer prevention, which of the following statements by a student shows an understanding of learning?


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- "So the most important thing I can do is avoid direct sunlight exposure?"

- "Scrubing my skin well to slough off the dead cells after being in the sun will help reduce my risk of getting skin cancer."

- "I can use a tanning booth to help avoid the harsh rays that cause cancer."

- "Sunscreen only helps if it is SPF 100. Anything below that doesn't help."


One of the most effective prevention methods to avoid skin cancer is staying out of direct sunlight, tanning booths are still harmful, and depending on the tone of your skin as well as the length of time spent in the sun, the SPF coverage can range. Scrubbing the skin thoroughly does not help in preventing skin cancer.

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