As May is National Melanoma/Skin
Cancer Detection and Prevention Month,
I want to take a moment to remind you of
the importance of taking care of your skin
and getting regular check-ups.
Melanoma and skin cancer are
serious conditions that can be
life-threatening if not caught early.
However, with early detection and
treatment, the prognosis is much better.
Here are some things you can do to
reduce your risk of developing skin cancer:
1. Protect your skin from the
sun by wearing protective clothing,
using sunscreen with SPF 30 or
higher, seeking shade, and avoiding
outdoor activities during peak sun
2. Avoid indoor tanning, which has
been linked to an increased risk
of skin cancer.
3. Examine your skin regularly for any
changes in moles or freckles, and
report any suspicious changes to
your healthcare provider right away.
4. Get regular skin cancer screenings,
especially if you have a family
history of skin cancer or other risk
Remember, prevention is key
when it comes to melanoma and
skin cancer. By taking steps to
protect your skin and getting regular
check-ups, you can reduce your risk
and catch any potential problems early.
If you have any questions or concerns
about your skin health, please don't
hesitate to reach out to me or another
Come and see us for your skin
health check up soon!