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Sun exposure, cancer facts revealed in new Recovery Room episode


The second installment of the Recovery Room podcast, covering the topics of sun exposure and skin cancer, is now available on the American College of Surgeons (ACS) website. In this episode, host Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS, Charlotte, NC, calls on experts Briana Heniford, MD, and Jeffrey Gershenwald, MD, FACS, to address misconceptions about these subjects. Dr. Heniford is an otolaryngologist and plastic surgeon, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, and Dr. Gershenwald is an attending surgeon and professor, department of surgical oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Dr. Frederick L. Greene

The episode covers commonly asked consumer questions, including the difference between sunscreen and sunblock, what sun protection factor (SPF) numbers mean, and the meaning of "broad spectrum" sunscreen.

The Recovery Room features interviews with medical and public health experts and covers developments in research, treatment, policy changes, and ethical debates. Listen to this and the first episode on the ACS website at

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