Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer: Know the Signs

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop this disease in their lifetime. The good news is that if it is caught early, most skin cancer can be cured.

“It is important to know the signs and symptoms of skin cancer, and to perform regular head-to-toe self-exams,”  Dr. Maria Josephina Quintanilla-Dieck says, ARC Dermatologist.

Watch for “a spot that won’t heal or bleeds repeatedly, a changing mole, a dry and scaly patch of skin or a pimple that won’t heal,” when examining yourself, Dr. Quintanilla-Dieck says. “If you experience any of these symptoms, you should have your skin checked immediately by a dermatologist.”

If you have a suspicious spot, or just want a dermatologist to show you how to do a self-exam, make an appointment with Dr. Quintanilla-Dieck at ARC Round RockRequest an appointment online or via MyChart. You can also call ARC Round Rock at 512-244-9024.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM on Mondays at 7:29am and 8:29am. You can also listen to past episodes of the ARC Healthcare Minute online.


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Tags: Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Sun Safety, ARC Healthcare Minute, Dermatologist, Skin Cancer Prevention

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