Dr. Ashley Curtis of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta was featured on TrustDale TV discussing the increasing dangers of skin cancer and ways patients can actively decrease their risk of developing the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of five people will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. Committed to continual education of patients, Dr. Curtis shares the dangers of skin cancer and discusses the signs for early detection along with proper skin care and other preventative tips to help both you and your children stay safer when enjoying the outdoors.
On the featured segment, Dr. Curtis explains the importance of practicing “sun smart behavior” by wearing sunscreen to protect the skin from harmful sun exposure and UV radiation that causes skin cancer. Being aware of the types of skin cancer, monitoring any existing or new lesions that appear on the body and remembering the ABCDEs of melanoma are keys to minimizing your risk of developing this life-threatening disease.
To watch the segment in its entirety, check out the video below. For more information about skin cancer awareness, prevention and treatment available at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, contact one of our providers today to schedule your skin cancer check. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for the latest dermatology news and specials.