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Routinely seeing your doctor can save your life.
You might be accustomed to a regular visit to your doctor every year to make certain that your health and wellness is kept in check – what you might not do is visit the top dermatologist Stuart FL has to make sure that your skin is in good condition, too.
It’s not just the aesthetic appearance of your skin that you need to be concerned about. The most common form of cancer that affects Americans is skin cancer, and a regular skin health examination will help to detect the warning signs of such cancers.
If caught early, they can be treated effectively, and recovery rates are at above 90%. Left unchecked, serious complications can occur, possibly leading to death.
The people most at risk from skin cancer are those who have suffered from the disease previously, along with people who have light skin. If you have a family history of skin cancer, you may also be especially susceptible to contracting a form of the cancer.
How can I be checked?
We provide services related to dermatology Stuart FL requires. Our highly experienced and friendly staff will put you at ease from the moment you arrive, and ensure that your checkup is straightforward and pain free. The entire surface of your skin will be examined and if a suspicious spot, patch, or mole is discovered, a biopsy may be performed.
When the lab results return, if the problem area is determined to be precancerous, you will be asked to return to our practice to have a minor surgery which will remove the cancerous cells from your body. In certain cases, you may be referred to a specialist. To find out more about different types of skin cancer and the warning signs to look out for, please see our skin cancer page.
What is important to remember is that the sooner the problem is detected, the easier it will be to rectify.
What can I do to protect my skin?
There are many causes of skin cancer, but some of the best (and easiest) ways to reduce your risk include protecting yourself from UV rays by wearing sunscreen, covering up, and only spending a sensible amount of time in the sun.
If you don’t use tanning bed and reduce the amount you smoke (or stop smoking altogether) if you are a smoker, you’ll further reduce your chances of contracting skin cancer.
Above all, make sure you have regular routine check-ups. Early detection will help prevent the cancer from spreading and potentially becoming life threatening.