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[JUNE22]SKIN CANCER AND SUMMERTIME




Statistics are staggering! 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime because only 30 % of women and 15% of men use sunscreen regularly. 20 Americans die of melanoma every day. SO, please wear your sunscreen at the beach. SPF! SPF! SPF!

Here are the tips for early detection.

1. Get your yearly skin exam from a dermatologists or an esthetician. Skin exams are a quick and

easy and they save lives.

2. Family history of skin cancer and/or frequently visiting a beach and tanning beds should warrant

a 2x a year skin examination.


3. Be cautious of multiple irregularly shaped moles. Here are the examples. Please see the

attached photo. Look for an asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolution of moles.


4. There are two types of skin cancers:

Melanoma and non -melanoma; Melanomas often arise in moles, so a change in shape and size

of the mole is a clue to getting checked by a dermatologist!!


References: Newbeauty.com, summer 2019 edition

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