Some people in Atlanta are more prone to developing skin cancer than others and need to take extra precautions to fight it. Are you one of them? Not sure?
Who is More at Risk for Developing Skin Cancer?
If you fit into any of the following categories, then you should be taking extra steps to try and avoid getting skin cancer.
Prolonged Exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) Light
Ultraviolet (UV) light is the highest cause of skin cancer. Exposure comes directly from the sun, but UV light is also found in tanning bed bulbs.
Having Fair Skin
People with fair skin don’t have the same amount of UV fighting melanin as darker-skinned people, making them more likely to develop skin cancer.
As You Get Older
Older people have been exposed to the sun for a longer amount of time, making them more likely to have skin cancer than someone that’s younger.
Men are twice as likely as women to have basal cell cancers and about three times as likely to have squamous cell cancers of the skin.
People who have had radiation treatment are at a higher risk of getting skin cancer in the area that was treated.
Previously Diagnosed with Skin Cancer
If you’ve had a keratinocyte cancer in the past, you’re at a higher chance of getting another one.
Best Skin Cancer Treatments in Atlanta
If you’re interested in learning more about fighting skin cancer and knowing what your risk level really is, then call Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta today. Dr. Stong and his team will be glad to meet you and answer any questions that you may have to keep your skin healthy. Call today!
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665