When you make an appointment at Eastside Dermatology, you know that you will be getting great advice on how to get that beautiful, glowing skin you’ve always dreamed of. You know that we will also help take care of any skin or acne problems that you may have. Visiting our office on a regular basis, however, is also an extremely important step in making sure you stay skin cancer-free.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with over two million people diagnosed annually. Each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than there are of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer… combined. In fact, one out of every five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. We don’t know about you, but those statistics alone would convince us to make an appointment, and stat.
Not only is skin cancer very common, certain people have a higher risk of contracting the disease than others. Do you have red hair or freckles? Do you have more than 50 moles on your body? Do you have a family history of melanoma? Do you spend a lot of time in the sun? Do you visit the tanning salon? Have you had more than one blistering sun burn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have a higher risk of contracting skin cancer.
And, even if you don’t fall into one of these groups, you should still monitor your skin for changes and make an appointment to come see us and get checked out at least once a year. As common as skin cancer is, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer and has a good prognosis when detected early. So, you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting Eastside Dermatology and scheduling a skin-care screening today. Give us a call at 614-515-5588 or visit our website to make an appointment.