Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives; that’s why it’s so important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. While anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of age, race or gender, certain groups of people have a higher risk, including people who have already had skin cancer. Regular self-examinations and doctor visits are a must, because skin cancer is generally curable if caught early. That’s why we recommend an annual skin check. Call our office to schedule yours today.
Understand how to check your skin and look for these signs:
- New spots
- Spots changing in color, size or shape
- Itching, bleeding or painful spots