Your Skin Is Worth More Money Than You Think

Skin cancer is affecting people at an alarming rate and costing people thousands of dollars in treatment. 

Life Guards And Preventative Skin Care

Preventative care can not only save your life, but it can also save you thousands of dollars in medical care costs. 

What Is Skin Cancer?

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States? Most skin cancers are caused by your skin being damaged from sun exposure (ultraviolet rays) and the use of tanning beds.  

My Personal Skin Cancer Scare

After a couple of years of nagging, encouraging me to go to the doctor, I finally went. After my first visit, the dermatologist immediately noticed several spots on my back she was concerned about. 

Skin Cancer Is No Joke

A few days later, I received a call and was told I needed to make a follow-up appointment as soon as possible. The biopsied area was in the beginning stages of melanoma, which is a fatal type of skin cancer. 

Most Common Ways To Treat Skin Cancer

Freezing The Cancer:

If you catch the development early on, the dermatologist can use liquid nitrogen to freeze the cells at the surface. This is a relatively painless process and will result in the cells falling off after they die. 

Cutting The Cancer Out:

The dermatologist injected a localized anesthetic in and around the growth area. When the area was completely numb, the spot was cut out with scalpels and other cutting tools.  

Using Radiation Therapy:

If cancer can’t be completely removed through traditional surgery, your doctor may elect to use radiation to ensure all the harmful cells are destroyed. 

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