Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?

Whether you have light skin, dark skin, or something in between, you can get skin cancer. In fact, one-in-five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. With statistics like that, it’s important to know how to lower your risk and what to watch for so you can get treatment quickly. 

If you do get skin cancer, our team of skilled surgeons at South Florida Surgical Group in Miami, Florida can help. They remove skin cancers including basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma. If the cancer has spread to other parts of your body, they’ll make sure you get the care you need from an oncologist.

Skin cancer risk factors

Everyone who spends time out in the sun is at risk for developing skin cancer. If you’ve ever had a sunburn, the risk goes up even more. That’s because the sun’s rays emit harmful ultraviolet radiation that can damage cells and lead to cancer. Tanning beds are also very dangerous. Other risk factors include:

What to look for

Keep a watchful eye on your skin, and learn the ABCDE’s of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. If caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. So, the sooner you find it, the sooner one of our surgeons can remove it, and the less chance it has of spreading. Here’s what you can do:

How to lower your skin cancer risk

To lower your risk of developing skin cancer, protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. This means:

If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, trust our experts at South Florida Surgical Group to remove it safely while giving you the best cosmetic outcome. Book an appointment online or call 305-279-9522 today.

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