Check Yourself for Skin Cancer Regularly

Woman With SunscreamSkin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting more than three million people each year. With its sunny climate, California has one of the higher rates of skin cancer in the United States.

While the team at skinMEDx Medical Skin & Aesthetic Center in Ladera Ranch loves to help people keep their skin youthful and beautiful, it’s so much more important to us that you keep your skin healthy. That’s why we join the Skin Cancer Foundation in asking Ladera Ranch residents to perform regular self-checks for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.

A detailed check-up once a month is recommended for most individuals. Skin cancer is most likely to affect the areas on your body that receive the highest amounts of UV exposure — either from the sun or tanning beds. But remember that, though rare, skin cancer can develop in areas that rarely see sunlight or UV light. That means you should take the time to check all areas on your body. You can use full-length and handheld mirrors to check areas on your body that are hard to see.

If you spot an unusual area that you think might be skin cancer, its essential that you have the area diagnosed by a medical professional. At skinMEDx Medical Skin & Aesthetic Center, our dermatologists will be happy to inspect and diagnose any unusual spots or areas of pigmentation. If you would like to book an appointment, call us at 949-481-8881 today.