Thank you for joining us on our Skin Cancer blog series! We hope that you have learned more about skin cancer and about the importance of protecting and checking your skin, for every skin type and skin color! As we head into summer and the kids get out of school, it is our sincere hope that you will be sun safe and teach your children to care for their skin as well. As mentioned before, melanoma is the second most common type of skin cancer in teens & young adults – let’s change this!
A few action points:
- Check your skin! Take 10 minutes to do this once a month, especially if you are in the higher risk group. To help you remember, you should check your "birthday suit" on your birthdate every month (i.e. if your birthday is April 10th, check your skin on the 10th of every month). Early detection is key!
- See your dermatologist for a skin check once a year. Make sure to show him/her any spots that you are concerned about. Are you in Southern Orange County? Come see us at our Aliso Viejo location. Schedule your appointment today: 949-831-3057
- Wear sunscreen! Find a sunscreen that works for you. Many make-up options, including Colorescience and Bare Minerals, include sunscreen in their formulas to provide easy application- just don’t forget to re-apply!
- Tell a friend! 1 in 5 people will get skin cancer in their lifetime; don’t let that happen to you or your family & friends. Encourage them to be sun safe, share this blog and/or the sites we have referenced so they can find out more. Skin cancer is one of the more avoidable cancers because UV exposure is the cause of over 90% of cases; it is just a matter of awareness to make that 1-in-5 statistic decrease instead of increase!