Blog Talk: Integrated Dermatology
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By Integrated Dermatology
December 18, 2013
As the largest organ in your body, your skin plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being. Your skin protects against invasive bacteria, regulates your body temperature and senses information from the stimulation of heat, cold, pressure, pain and touch. And with skin cancer being the most prevalent type of cancer in the U.S. treatment is important. At Integrated Dermatology in West Palm Beach, skin cancer treatment is available to help improve the health and appearance of your skin.
Understanding Your Options
Fortunately, there are several effective ways to eradicate squamous cell carcinoma. The choice of treatment is based on the type, size, location, and depth of penetration of the tumor, as well as your age and general health. In West Palm Beach, skin cancer treatment at Integrated Dermatology consists of:
- Mohs Surgery
- Excisional Surgery
- Laser surgery
By visiting Integrated Dermatology, a proper skin cancer treatment plan can be created for you. Whether you receive excisional surgery, cryosurgery or Mohs surgery in West Palm Beach will be determined by your individual case. It is important to visit our office as soon as possible for the best treatment plan and results possible for a full recovery.
Remember to Minimize Your Risks
According to Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. In fact, statistics show that the number of skin cancer cases has been rising over the last few decades.
Fortunately, protecting you and your family from harmful UV rays doesn’t have to be difficult. Listed below are the best ways to protect your skin from damaging sun rays:
- Select shaded areas for outdoor activities
- When possible, avoid the sun when it is the strongest, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- When spending long periods in the sun, wear a hat, sunglasses and other protective clothing
- Always wear a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15, even in the winter months as snow is a good reflector of UV rays
- Avoid deliberate tanning, including tanning beds
- Maintain regular skin examinations, including self-exams and professional check ups
Apart from skin cancer, UV rays can also lead to premature aging, such as wrinkles, as well as macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults.
Contact us for more information about available skin cancer treatments in West Palm Beach and to learn more about how you can further protect yourself from harm.