Skin Cancer in NJ

Early detection of skin cancer in NJ is critical in curing the disease. Most skin cancer can be cured if it is caught in time. This is why Dr. Geller and his team are so concerned and encourage people to prevent malignant melanoma and other skin cancers by limiting their sun exposure and have any moles or skin lesions that appear abnormal checked by a Dermatologist.

There are three main types of skin cancer. These are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. The most dangerous of these is malignant melanoma, which is fatal if it is not discovered early enough. Features to look out for are moles that have dark or have irregular colors, have irregular borders, or are asymmetric. Lesions that change shape, color or texture, or become sore, itchy or bleed, also should be checked.

4 examples of Malignant Melanoma.

4 examples of Malignant Melanoma.

How you can protect yourself from Skin Cancer in NJ

The people who are at most risk for skin cancer are fair-skinned and have a history of sunburns, but it can occur in anyone. Women are more prone to develop melanoma on their legs and men on their backs. This difference is largely due to the areas that men and women expose to the sun. We are all safer if we protect our skin from too much sunshine. Avoid exposure from 11am to 3pm when it is at its strongest and wear SPF30 sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. It is also possible to find sun protective clothing online.

If you notice any alterations in moles or are concerned about changes in your skin, you should book a consultation immediately, but why wait until then? Dr. Geller recommends that everyone should have his or her skin checked once a year.

Book your annual examination and protect yourself against skin cancer in NJ.

Examples of Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma from left to right.

Office Update

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- The Dermatology Specialists