Dr. Dunnett Durando Shares Her Top Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of skin cancer awareness month, Riverchase Dermatology’s Dr. Dunnett Durando shares her tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones from skin cancer. From wearing sunscreen, protective clothing, hats, and glasses to limiting your exposure to the sun during the peak hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and seeking shade when you are outside, there are a number of ways you can prevent your exposure to the sun.
The three major types of cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Since melanoma is the most-deadly form of skin cancer, Dr. Durando explains what you need to know about the ABCDEs of melanoma and how you can identify whether you need to make an appointment to see your dermatologist.
One of the keys to treating and surviving skin cancer is early detection, so Dr. Durando recommends her patients conduct monthly skin checks to monitor their skin over time and spot moles that are new and changing.