Skin cancers are the most common forms of cancer. Roughly one out of every five Americans will be diagnosed at some point in their life.
Not all skin cancer is preventable, but you’re able to reduce your risk of skin cancer by taking some simple preventative steps:
- Avoid tanning beds and sun lamps
- Wear hats and clothing that covers as much of your body as possible when you’re in the sun for extended periods
- Always wear sunblock. UVA and UVB sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher is recommended, no matter the time of year
Skin cancers that are detected and removed early are almost always completely curable. Work with your primary care doctor to perform regular skin cancer screenings. You can also perform at-home tests and look over your skin periodically for any new spots, moles or growths.
Work with a dermatologist if any existing blemishes on your skin have changed.
There are many forms of skin cancer, the most common being basal cell carcinoma. Non-melanoma skin cancers rarely spread throughout your body.
The type, stage and size of the skin cancer will impact the possibility of removal. Consult with your dermatologist to create the best care plan for you moving forward.
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- Targeted therapy
A cancer diagnosis of any kind can be incredibly scary for you and your loved ones. At Bon Secours, we work hand in hand with you to create the best possible outcome. We use the most cutting-edge technology and treatment options to ensure your experience with us is compassionate and effective.
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