Cancer patients should adhere to basic sun-protection guidelines.

Related StoriesMeat-rich diet may increase kidney tumor riskMD Anderson study reveals why chemotherapy drugs not effective for many pancreatic tumor patientsNew RNA check of blood platelets can be used to detect location of tumor’Skin that has been treated with radiation therapy may drop some of its natural protective capacity due to the changes that happen with treatment,’ says Kvale. ‘Radiation-exposed pores and skin should be completely protected from sun exposure.’ Patients receiving chemotherapy are also more sensitive to the sun’s rays. Kvale says it is important to cover surgical marks because they could darken if subjected to the sun, and patients who lose their locks during treatment should protect the scalp because it can burn easily. ‘Pediatric cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers ought to be especially mindful of sun safety,’ adds Kvale.It’s not as if he’s trying to raise livestock on his front yard; all he wants to do is grow some of his own meals, but that sort of self-sufficiency and preparedness mindset is against the rules. Some communities; however, are bucking that pattern. Consider Buffalo, N.Y., where city leaders have long motivated residents to carefully turn vacant a lot into vegetable gardens. A growing number of citizens who, as the Buffalo News reports, ‘a taste for local food, a enthusiasm for living sustainably and a devotion to making sure everyone has access to healthy, affordable food,’ have began urban farms in a number of once-empty plenty on both the city’s East and West Sides.