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Skin Cancer Awareness PSA

Posted on: May 3rd, 2022 by Kristen Chang

Skin cancer preventative care is vital for skin health year round, even for those with skin that does not burn easily or those without a history of skin cancer. No matter your skin type or skin concern, too much sun exposure doesn’t benefit anyone. Beat the heat this sunny season with some pro tips about safe sun practices that will keep your skin youthful, clear and most importantly, skin cancer-free.

Hear what 3 of our board-certified dermatologists recommend when it comes to sun protection and staying vigilant about skin checks.

Elizabeth Gutmark, MD

You may know your ABCs, but what about your ABCDEs? Dr. Elizabeth Gutmark, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, breaks down the basics of what to look for in moles that might signal a melanoma and stresses the importance of seeing a trained, board-certified dermatologist to assess your skin.⁠

Francis Hsiao, MD

The best way to fight skin cancer is to make sure you never get it. Dr. Francis Hsiao, a Mohs surgeon and board-certified dermatologist in San Francisco, gives us his tips for preventing skin cancer and reminds us to enjoy the California weather with the proper sun care precautions.

Gregory Henderson, MD

⚠️1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70⚠️
To avoid becoming part of a statistic, Dr. Gregory Henderson, a board-certified dermatologist in Newport Beach, recommends conscious sun protection and encourages outdoor activities early in the morning or late in the afternoon to minimize exposure to UV rays.

If you need sun care help, have a suspicious mole or are overdue for a skin check, schedule an appointment with your board-certified dermatologist or licensed practitioner today.

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