Avoiding and Treating Skin Cancer
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
It’s important to take care of our skin and prevent skin cancer at all times. Even in the winter, dangerous UV rays can cause skin damage that may lead to skin cancer later on. Wearing sunscreen and other protection can help you prevent dangerous cancer from forming. Keep reading to learn about skin cancer and how we can help you treat it.
Though skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States, it seems rare to find people who are actively trying to prevent it. In fact, it is rare to find people who actually practice safe skin care every day. Whether you are worried about Squamous cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma, or Melanoma, it is important to do everything in your power to prevent skin cancer now. Though we’d prefer that you never get skin cancer, we’d rather you have the best care if you do find a cancerous spot on your skin.
Spring is Coming
Though you may not feel too concerned about sun damage, it is cumulative. And though you can’t do anything about the exposure to the sun that you skin already has, you can prevent more damage. Now is a great time to try different sunscreens, and pick one that feels just right before the sun starts glaring down. Look for sunscreens with chemical filters if you don’t like thicker, pasty sunscreens. Sunscreen with chemical filters tend to have a silkier, smoother feel.
Besides sunscreen, there are other things you can do to help prevent skin cancer. In other countries, people rely on antioxidant-rich foods to help boost their skin. Try incorporating more tomatoes, carrots, or Brazil nuts into your diet to boost the health of your skin.
If you do find that you have spots on your skin that look suspect, it’s important to come in right away to have them looked at. The non-melanoma skin cancers are often treated in our medical office with a simple, minor surgery to remove cancerous cells. Melanoma skin cancer is more complex and may require multiple treatments. We can discuss this further with you during your consultation.
Regardless if you want to test for skin cancer, or you just want to see the best for treatment, we’re here for you. Give us a call at (928) 537-6937 to schedule a consultation with one of our fine physicians today.
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