I have recently referred two of my clients to a Dermatologist where they were diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma, so I wanted to show to you that checking for skin cancer or suspicious markings on the skin is as simple as knowing your ABC’s.
Skin cancer is on the rise, roughly 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, however skin cancer is just the beginning, it could lead or develop into other types of cancer.
Here is a guide developed by skin care experts on how to look for visible changes on the skin. An app called UMSkinCheck is available from iTunes, it sends automatic reminders and offers step by step instructions for self skin examination. It also provides pictures of various types of skin cancers for comparison, with any questionable markings on the skin you may encounter.
If you are not technology savvy, then the classic method of checking will still help.
Follow these ABCDEs of mole detection to check for potential risks and red flags.
Summer is just around the corner, however, the prevention of skin cancer should be all year round because ultraviolet rays are always present.
Follow these tips for prevention and protection from UV rays.
Would you wear a Face Kini, they are all the rage in Qingdao, China. This light cloth looks much like a ski mask but allows one to enjoy the water and sand without the effects of the sun, much like wearing a long-sleeved shirt. Not quite sure they will be all the rage here though, just an idea.
You can still enjoy your time in the sun, just remember to be safe and remember your ABCDEFG’s when examining your skin.
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