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Skin Cancer?

May 10, 2014


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Skin Cancer Starts When We Are Young

Bonne Foi customers know that our skin care line helps reduce and in some cases even eliminate signs of aging. Our unique formula helps plump up cells from the inside, and makes your skin look fuller and younger. We love that our skin care line works so well.

But we also advocate for being sun smart. Wear a wide brimmed hat, use sunscreen, when you are going to be sitting out  in the sun for long periods of time, try to get undercover of an awning or an umbrella. All these things can help keep you free from skin cancer.

If when you were young you spent most of your time outdoors swimming , playing at the pool or the beach, and you are over 40, there weren’t many good options for effective sunscreen. During those care free summer days you may have done more damage to your skin than you know. If you start to see any abnormalities on your face or body, be careful, and err on the side of caution, go see a dermatologist.

Before you do go off to the dermatologist, take a look at the following excerpt from Science

“”When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable,” said board-certified dermatologist, Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, president of the Academy. “Despite this, many people don’t know how to be their own detective when it comes to skin cancer, including what to look for on their skin or when they should see a dermatologist.”

To increase people’s chances of spotting skin cancer early, the Academy recommends everyone learn the ABCDE rule, which outlines the warning signs of melanoma:

• A — is for Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half.

• B — is for Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.

• C — is for Color that varies from one area to another.

• D — is for Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.

• E — is for Evolving: A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

“Although skin cancer is more common among people with light or fair skin, everyone is at risk of getting this life-threatening disease,” said Dr. Coldiron. “SPOT Skin Cancer™ encourages people to invest in their health and spot skin cancer early, when it is most treatable. If you see anything on your skin that is changing, itching or bleeding, you should make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist.”

Always check your skin for any signs of irregular moles, as they say in the Science Daily post, it is always better to catch cancer early. With the current treatments available, it doesn’t have to be the scary word it used to be. Take care of yourself.

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