Avoiding and Treating Skin Cancer
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
Skin cancer might not be on the top of your list of things to worry about, but just because the sun is in hiding for most of the day, winter is still a good time to think about your skin health. In the winter, dangerous UV rays can cause skin damage that can lead to instances of skin cancer down the road. Wearing sunscreen and other protection can help you prevent dangerous cancer from forming. Keep reading to learn about skin cancer, how to prevent it, and how we can help you treat it, if you do happen to have it.
Though skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States it is rare to find people who actually practice safe skin care. Whether you are worried about Squamous cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma, or Melanoma, it’s important to do everything in your power to prevent skin cancer. After all, it’s better to prevent an issue than to try and treat it!
Spring is Coming
Though you may not feel too concerned about sun damage, it is cumulative. Though you can’t do anything about the exposure to the sun that your skin has gotten in the past years, you can prevent further damage. Now is a great time to test out new sunscreens, and pick one that feels just right before the sun starts really beating down.
Besides sunscreen, there are other things you can try to prevent skin cancer. In other countries and in other circles, people rely on antioxidant-rich foods to help boost their skin’s cancer-fighting abilities. Try incorporating more tomatoes, carrots, or Brazil nuts into your diet to boost the health of your skin, and keep it operating as it should.
If you do find that you have spots on your skin that look abnormal, it’s important to come in right away to have them inspected. We can discuss treatment options 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 (972) 984-1050 to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians.
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