Skip to main content

Some Thoughts About Skin Cancer

The weather is beautiful and people are headed to the beach, the pool or the park. What sometimes is forgotten is the risk of too much sun exposure and the most common type of cancer: skin cancer.  Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer. This list is from www.cancer.org

Skin cancer risk factors

Risk factors for skin cancer include:

Signs and symptoms of skin cancer

Skin cancer can be found early, and you and your health care providers play key roles in finding skin cancer. Learn how to examine your skin for changes. If you have any of these symptoms, see a provider:

A change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness, or pain

Can skin cancer be prevented?

The best ways to help lower your risk of skin cancer is to stay out of intense sunlight and practice sun safety. You can still exercise and enjoy the outdoors while practicing sun safety at the same time. Here are some ways to be sun safe:

You Might Also Enjoy...

10 Simple Ways to Keep Varicose Veins at Bay

10 Simple Ways to Keep Varicose Veins at Bay

Minimally invasive vein treatments can make eradicating varicose veins easier than you might think, but can you prevent future occurrences? Keep reading to find out how to reduce your risks of varicose veins.
Can Varicose Veins Cause Leg Cramps?

Can Varicose Veins Cause Leg Cramps?

Most people associate varicose veins with their cosmetic effects, and they are often hard to ignore for that reason. However, these bulging, discolored veins can also lead to physical symptoms, including leg cramps. Learn how we can help.

Who's at Risk for Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

The symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, such as varicose veins, are often better known than the condition itself. Our specialist explains the causes and risk factors for this common condition.
The Link Between Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

The Link Between Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

You may expect changes in your body shape, appetite, and sleep patterns during pregnancy. But did you know that pregnancy also increases your risk of varicose veins? Our vascular surgeon explains why.

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Ongoing Leg Pain

Leg pain is a common symptom of chronic vascular conditions that affect the health and functionality of the veins and arteries in your legs and feet. Learn more about the causes of leg pain and when it’s time to see the doctor.