Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 76,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012. Fortunately, all skin cancers are highly treatable if found early. Before you go out to soak up the rays this summer, keep these risk factors and preventative measures in mind.
Risk factors include:
The best ways to lower your risk of skin cancer are to avoid long exposure to intense sunlight and practice sun safety. You can still exercise and enjoy the outdoors while using sun safety at the same time. Here are some ways to play it safe in the sun:
Contact Integra Urgent Care
If you believe you may be experiencing signs of skin cancer or want to learn more about ways to prevent it, contact Integra Urgent Care today. Integra offers diagnostic services and our helpful medical professionals are here to help. Our urgent care clinics are conveniently located in various places in Dallas, such as Grand Prairie, Weatherford, and Las Colinas.