Did you know skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? If you spend a lot of time out in the sun, skin cancer could affect you too. You need to know ways to prevent skin cancer. Our dermatologists can help.
Our dermatologists at Ocala Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center provide comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatology services, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer. We have two convenient office locations in Ocala and Summerfield to serve you.
The most common cause of skin cancer is excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays, typically from the sun. There are other causes of skin cancer, including toxic chemical exposure to your skin.
You are at greater risk of developing skin cancer from UV radiation if you have:
One way to help prevent skin cancer is to perform a self-check of your skin regularly. You need to look for:
If you notice any of the signs or symptoms listed above, it’s time to visit a dermatologist for a skin examination. Our dermatologists may recommend removing the entire mole or taking a small tissue sample and sending it to a lab for a biopsy. A biopsy can detect cancerous cells, so skin cancer can be treated quickly.
To prevent skin cancer, it’s helpful to follow a few simple tips like these: