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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:10 pm | Updated: 3:15 pm, Wed Oct 2, 2013.

It appears some people may not get the message. A new Danish study finds people with skin cancer do not remain cautious about sun exposure as many as three years after their diagnosis.

University of Copenhagen researchers followed 20 people for three years after being diagnosed with skin cancer.

Researchers say despite the melanoma scare, they increased their ultraviolet radiation exposure from the sun by 25% during the second year and 33% from the first to third summer after diagnosis.

Limit your sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and to seek shade as much as possible and, sun exposure should be limited all of the time- not just after a skin cancer diagnosis.

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