If you fall into any of the high-risk categories, it is recommended that you see a dermatologist for regular skin cancer screenings. Dermatologists are trained to identify the early signs of skin cancer, and if caught early, skin cancer is often treatable. At Coast Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center in Venice, FL we provide skin cancer screenings.
To lower your risk of developing skin cancer, it is important to take precautions such as wearing protective clothing and accessories like wide-brimmed hats and long-sleeved shirts and pants when you’re outside, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Using broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on all exposed skin, seeking shade when the sun is strongest, and getting vitamin D safely through a healthy diet that includes foods naturally rich in vitamin D are also recommended. It is essential to examine your skin regularly and check with a dermatologist if you notice any changes in the size, shape, or color of your moles or any other unusual growths on your skin.
By taking these precautions and regularly seeing a dermatologist for screenings, you can significantly reduce your risk of skin cancer and detect potential problems early on. Make an appointment at Coast Dermatology today to schedule your skin cancer screening.