Skin cancer is a serious disease that can lead to scarring, disfigurement, and even death in certain cases. Early detection is important in reducing the damage done by skin cancer, which is why it’s important to visit your dermatologist on a regular basis to have a thorough skin examination.
It’s also a good idea to know the signs of skin cancer so you can report any findings to your dermatologist. Look for changes in moles and birthmarks such as asymmetry, irregular borders, and a diameter greater than the size of a pencil eraser. Other skin conditions such as actinic keratosis could be pre-cancerous, so report any new growths or marks to your doctor.
Explore this Infographic, brought to you by Salt Lake City Dermatology to learn more, and please share with your friends and family to increase skin cancer awareness.
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