Skin Cancer Prevention

Sun Protection

Most skin cancers result from too much exposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. The ultraviolet A (UVA) rays can cause wrinkles, age spots and tans, while the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays cause sunburns. Both the UVA and UVB rays are harmful and can cause skin cancer. It is essential to protect your skin from these damaging rays in order to prevent skin cancer.

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 to your face, neck and chest. Broad-spectrum sunscreens provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, wearing a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing will further help reduce sun damage to your skin.

Annual Skin Checks

Annual skin checks are just as important has an annual physical. It is important to get annual skin checks with one of our board-certified Gainesville, Florida dermatologists, especially if you:

  • Have a personal or family history of skin cancer
  • Have had severe sunburn
  • Have very fair skin

Early detection and treatment is key to surviving melanoma. Regular skin exams help people find early skin cancers.

Skin Cancer Treatment in Gainesville, FL

Our experts use the most-advanced techniques to provide screening, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of skin cancers, including melanoma.

 

Skin cancer and the sun

They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing!

While living in Florida has its many benefits ranging from mild winters to an abundance of outdoor opportunities, it also presents dangers to your skin. Over time, exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can lead to cancer in the skin. In some cases, this cancer (chiefly melanoma ) can spread to other parts of your body and prove fatal if it goes un-treated.

The sun’s UV rays don’t discriminate – it doesn’t matter if you’re gardening, fishing, enjoying a day at the beach or just out mowing your lawn – exposure to these rays can eventually lead to some serious health issues.

Skin cancer surgeon in Gainesville, FL

Skin cancer surgeon Dr. Daniel J. Hall and associates at Gainesville’s Accent Plastics help remove lesions and cancerous cells with the least amount of physical scarring possible. Each individual situation is different.

Skin cancer resources

Continue reading to learn more about skin cancer and treatment options for this condition. And if you’re ready to take the next steps toward resolving your skin issues, make an appointment with Gainesville skin cancer surgeon Dr. Daniel Hall and associates at Accent Plastics today.

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Preparing for Skin Cancer Surgery
Anesthesia
Types of Skin Cancer
Costs and Payment Options
Causes of Skin Cancer
Before & After Photos
Who’s at Risk?

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