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Skin Health is Important Too!
Unless you have battled severe acne or another type of complexion problem, it is unlikely that you've been to the dermatologist. However, dermatologists care for a wide range of diseases and cosmetic problems related to not just the skin, but the scalp, hair, and nails as well. Adults are advised to visit their dermatologist each year for an annual skin cancer screening in order to not only detect the presence of disease, but possibly even prevent it. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3.5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States alone. That’s more than all other cancers combined! At your annual visit your dermatologist will thoroughly examine your body, looking closely at any moles, growths, or lesions you may have. If something looks suspicious to your doctor, he or she may make a note in your file to check next year, or for more serious red flags a biopsy may be necessary. Your dermatologist will also examine your nails for signs of serious disorders such as liver disease, heart conditions, anemia, or diabetes.
It is important to know your own skin and to ask your dermatologist questions that you may have. You will know better than anyone else when a change occurs and may need to be examined. Make an appointment with a dermatologist today!