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Skin Cancer

Skin CancerSkin cancer is highly treatable with early diagnosis. Schedule your annual skin examination at Montgomery Dermatology today or contact us anytime you notice anything unusual with your skin.

The Different Types of Skin Cancer

  • Actininic Keratoses
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Malignant Melanoma

What to Look For on Your Skin:

Check your skin regularly for signs of skin cancer including:

  • Mole that is changing or a mole that looks different from your others
  • Dome-shaped growth
  • Scaly patch
  • Non-healing sore or sore that heals and returns
  • Brown or black streak under a nail

Keep in mind other signs of skin cancer including skin that differs from other skin, changes the way it looks, or a skin area that itches or bleeds.

In addition, it’s a good idea to have someone else check your skin areas that are hard for you to see, such as your back and scalp, monthly. Call to schedule an appointment anytime you notice anything unusual happening with your skin. We have immediate care appointments available. Also, schedule an annual skin examination. Use your birth date as a reminder that it’s time to schedule your annual examination.

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Avoiding the sun and using sun protection daily is important for all types of skin, not just fair skin.

  • Stay indoors or seek shade during peak sun hours between 10am and 2pm.
  • Use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen that protects the skin against both UVA and UVB rays and that has an SPF of at least 30 all year (not just in the summer).
  • Reapply sunblock often and use a generous amount.
  • Cover your skin with sun protective fabric and a hat.
  • Protect your eyes when outdoors with sunglasses that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays.
  • Beware of light reflected off sand, snow and water.
  • Get enough vitamin D through diet or supplementation if needed.
  • Don’t go to tanning booths. Use self-tanner lotion or spray tans instead.

Helpful Links

See information on how to best apply sunscreen here.
Download the body mole map from AAD and learn to SPOT the signs of skin cancer!

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Rockville, Maryland 20850
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