Protecting Your Skin: Tips for Preventing Skin Cancer Year-Round

Skin cancer occurs when your skin cells begin to grow abnormally and out of control. A family history of the condition can increase your chances of developing skin cancer, but it is typically caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Although it can be dangerous, most cases of skin cancer can be treated if caught early, and it may be prevented altogether with the right strategies. Learn more about skin cancer prevention and treatment by reaching out to our team of elite dermatology providers at Central Dermatology Center. We have local & convenient office locations serving the areas of Cary, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Pittsboro, Raleigh, and Sanford.

Risk Factors

Even though having a genetic predisposition for skin cancer and having lighter skin can increase your risk, just about everyone can develop the condition. An unfortunate statistic among those who have darker skin is that even though they tend to get skin cancer less frequently, death rates among these groups are often higher because it is diagnosed much later. Skin cancer prevention is important for everyone, and it usually relies on two important factors, UV protection and early detection.

UV Rays

 Wearing sunscreen and sun-protective clothing when you plan to spend time under the sun can greatly reduce your exposure to UV rays.

Consult with your dermatology provider about what types of sun care they recommend for your skin and when to wear it.

Skin cancer protection is not something limited to the summer months, the sun's harmful UV rays are present year-round, even when it's cold and there is no sun in sight.

And always avoid tanning beds. They directly expose your skin to UV light without any protection.

Skin Cancer Treatment in Cary, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Pittsboro, Raleigh, and Sanford

Protect yourself from skin cancer, schedule a consultation with one of our dermatology providers at Central Dermatology Center serving The Triangle Area of NC by dialing (919) 401-1994. Call today.