Quick – what’s the one thing you can do right now that will improve your odds of living a long and healthy life?
Forget drinking a kale smoothie or logging hours on the treadmill. One of the best ways to make sure you enjoy a long life is to check yourself for signs of skin cancer.
Unfortunately, skin cancer is on the rise, with deadly melanoma being one of the most diagnosed cancers in younger people (particularly women) under the age of 30. Given all we know about sunscreen and keeping safe under the summer sun, it’s more important than ever to educate yourself on the signs of skin cancer.
Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to perform your own skin cancer check – all you need is a hand mirror, a bathroom mirror, and a few minutes of your time!
It’s important to do this skin cancer check at least every six months, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. At this frequency, you can stay vigilant for signs of skin cancer.
If you spot any dark or oddly colored moles, pink lesions, or bumps that look like pimples, you should schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or skin cancer specialist right away.
Contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center to schedule your skin cancer consultation. With seven offices located in the Atlanta metro area, you’ll be able to visit a Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. near you!
Your skin plays an important role in keeping happy and healthy. After all, when it’s looking fresh, clear, and rejuvenated, you’re more likely to feel confident about your place in the world. But your skin’s health is more than, well, skin deep – in fact, as the warmer months start rolling in, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of skin cancer risks.
How to Perform a Skin Cancer Check
One of the best ways to keep skin cancer at bay is to empower yourself to understand what’s considered “normal” for your skin. In order to do that, you should perform regular skin cancer screenings to identify what moles and marks are currently on your skin, and if you should be worried about any of them.
The best time to perform a skin cancer screening is right after a shower, before you’ve put on clothing; be sure you have a hand-held mirror to help spot those difficult-to-reach places. Here’s how to perform a skin cancer check:
Perform this skin cancer screening every year to ensure you stay on top of your skin’s health.
When to Contact Skin Cancer Specialists
Contact us if you notice any of the following:
If you notice any of the above symptoms, contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center, with multiple locations in the Atlanta metro, to schedule an advanced skin cancer screening. Click here to schedule a consultation or learn more.