Want to know the key to beating skin cancer? Spot it early.
Over the past few years, the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation have launched numerous campaigns such as “If you can spot it, you can stop it” and “Check Your Partner. Check Yourself.” They all center on one thing: identifying skin cancer early.
Why? Because when you find skin cancer early, it’s almos...
No matter how often we check our skin for freckles, moles, or lesions, there are some spots we just can’t see. In this video, the American Academy of Dermatology used an ultraviolet camera to show the sun damage hidden beneath people’s skin. It serves as an important reminder to always protect our skin from the sun, even when we think there’s no chance of a sunburn.
Don’t let skin cancer sneak up on you! Check out the video b...
The burns may fade quickly, but the damage they cause never goes away completely. Sunburns are just a symptom of severe skin cell damage. And knowing that sun damaged skin leads to cancer, there’s no reason NOT to protect yourself against it.
What Is a Sunburn?
There are only two types of light, and both can be harmful to your skin. We’ve al...
With Melanoma Monday right around the corner, this infographic from the American Academy of Dermatology is a timely reminder. The back is the most common site for Melanoma, and it’s important to ask a friend or family member for help with preventing and detecting melanoma on your back.
Check out these very helpful tips for melanoma prevention and detection, and if you notice any changing spots on your back, be sure to schedule an appointment ...
Think applying sunscreen to your back is easy? The American Academy of Dermatology used a UV camera to show how much skin people really miss when applying their own sunscreen. Check out the video below and remember: friends don’t let friends apply sunscreen to their own backs!
Source: American Academy of Dermatology
R. Todd Plott, MDDr. R. Todd Plott is a board-certified dermatologist in Coppell, Keller, and Saginaw, TX. His specialization an...