Skin Cancer Prevention: Sun Safety, Screening, and Early Detection

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and in most cases, it’s treatable if caught early. Skin cancer must be detected early before it can spread to other areas. Skin cancer screenings are a critical part of early detection. Dr. Amr Agha at Advanced Dermatology is a skin cancer specialist. He has two convenient office locations in Acworth and Douglasville, GA, to help you.

What You Need To Know About Skin Cancer

If you have fair skin, freckles, sunburn easily, or have a previous history of skin cancer, you are at high risk of developing skin cancer. Unfortunately, everyone is at risk because the effects of sun exposure accumulate over time. That means all those hours spent in the sun as a teenager can show up decades later when you are older.

Sun safety and skin cancer prevention are critical to the health of your skin. Remember to:

  • Wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 when you are outside
  • Wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 50 if you are at high risk of developing skin cancer
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses, and other protective clothing
  • Avoid being in direct sunlight between the hours of 10 AM to 2 PM, when UV rays are most damaging
  • Visit your skin cancer specialist regularly for skin cancer screenings

During a skin cancer screening, your skin cancer specialist will examine your skin, checking for abnormal areas of tissue and moles that have changed in size, shape, or color. Abnormal moles are typically:

  • Large, with a diameter over 6 millimeters
  • Irregular, with ragged, uneven borders
  • Bleeding, itching, or oozing

Want To Know More About Skin Cancer Prevention and Skin Cancer Screenings?

To learn more about skin cancer prevention and the importance of skin cancer screenings in early detection, call skin cancer specialist Dr. Amr Agha at Advanced Dermatology. You can reach him in the Acworth and Douglasville, GA, locations by calling (770) 739-7546, so call today.

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