Have you had more than five sunburns during your lifetime? If so, you need a skin cancer check. Sunburns increase your risk of developing melanoma — a serious and aggressive type of skin cancer. If you’ve had more than five sunburns, your risk has doubled. No matter how diligent you are about using sunscreen, you […]
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and you may be surprised by how much you don’t know about this deadly killer.
Would you risk your life for a good tan? It may sound absurd, but if you spend time sunbathing or in tanning beds, that’s exactly what you’re doing. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays puts you at risk for skin cancer, even if you’re not trying to “get bronzed.”Half of Americans who live to be […]
One out of every three Triangle residents may have a painful disease lying dormant in their systems, waiting for an opportunity to strike. Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk of developing shingles, a painful, red, blistering rash that develops on one side of the body. It’s caused by the same virus that causes […]
April showers bring much more than May flowers: They herald the upcoming summer seasons and all the outdoor activities associated with them. From swimming at the beach to gardening, longer days and warmer weather make millions of Raleigh Triangle residents head outdoors. However, with these outdoor activities comes the risk of skin cancer. What is […]
In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the last blog post provided information—and alarming statistics—on the prevalence of skin cancer, which is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, an estimated one in 50 Americans will develop skin cancer during his or her lifetime. Limiting exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays is the first […]
Sunscreen isn’t just for summer anymore. It also isn’t just for sunny days—sunburns and sun exposure can occur even in cloudy or overcast weather. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and you may be surprised by how much you don’t know about this deadly killer. Not only is skin cancer the most common form of cancer in the […]
One of the wonderful things about Raleigh is that it’s just a few hours away from the sands of the Carolina coast. Summer just doesn’t seem complete without a trip to the Beaufort waterfront or kayaking along the shores of Roanoke Island. Fortunately, many of our patients are aware of the importance of sunscreen and limiting sun exposure. […]