May is Melanoma awareness Month
With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer; skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About 90 percent of non melanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
The good news is that 99 percent of all cases are curable if they are diagnosed and treated early enough. But in order to stop skin cancer, we have to spot it on time. Unlike other cancers, skin cancers form on the outside of the body and are usually visible. That’s why skin exams both at home and by a health care provider are so important.
Family Health Medical Services recommends scheduling annual skin examinations to check for new growths or changes in your skin.
We are now offering skin cancer screening with dermascopy, and procedures such as biopsies, excisions, wart removal and skin tag removal.
Protect the skin you’re in, contact us and schedule your annual skin exam today.