The American Cancer Society says almost 607,000 people are expected to die of cancer in 2019. Regular screening can help find certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be treated successfully.
Cancer Screen Week is a public health initiative founded by Genentech, the American Cancer Society, Stand Up To Cancer and Rally Health to increase awareness of the benefits of screening for early detection of certain cancers. It occurs in the first week of December each year.
This year’s nationwide collaborative effort to raise awareness about recommended cancer screenings runs from December 2 through December 6, 2019, the perfect time to set a skin check appointment for you and your loved ones at DermSurgery Associates.
Here’s what CancerScreenWeek.org says about skin cancer:
Anyone can get skin cancer. Although the American Cancer Society does not have screening guidelines for skin cancer, everyone should know their own skin. Regularly checking the skin can help find many skin cancers early, when they are easier to treat.
- Everyone should check their own skin regularly. They should know the pattern of moles, blemishes, freckles, and other marks on their skin so they can spot and report changes or new areas of concern.
- Regular skin exams by a healthcare professional are especially important for people who are at higher risk of skin cancer, such as people with reduced immunity, a personal or strong family history of skin cancer, and those with many unusual moles.
For more about the importance of skin checks, conditions they might detect, and what to look for, click here.
Call 713-791-9966 or click here to schedule skin checks for you and your family at DermSurgery Associates today!