May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Annual Skin Checks Are Critical for Early Detection and Treatment
According to the American Cancer Society, every year more skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States than all other cancers combined. Catching skin cancer in the early stages, when it’s easiest to treat, can make all the difference in the treatment plan your dermatologist will recommend. An annual skin cancer screening with a dermatologist is an opportunity to identify any suspicious lesions and treat them while they’re in the early stages.
Dermatology Partners has joined the American Academy of Dermatology’s efforts to educate the public about the importance of an annual skin exam and how to do self-examinations at home. If you have not been to the dermatologist for your annual screening, please schedule an appointment with us.
To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, call us at (888) 895-3376.
Skin Cancer Awareness Resources
The following organizations provide resources to the community about the prevention of skin cancer.
Skin Cancer Foundation - More information about skin cancers and resources for prevention, detection, and treatment.
American Academy of Dermatology Association - This large-scale public awareness campaign provides resources to advance the public’s understanding of skin cancer and motivate them to change their behavior to prevent and detect skin cancer.