Floridians and tourists alike flock to Fort Lauderdale to enjoy our sunny weather, but that warm and inviting sun has a mean side! Sure it feels nice, but the sun’s damaging rays can cause all kinds of problems, not the least of which is skin cancer.
So how at risk are you? Take this short quiz to find out!
If the sun spot on your skin…
- Changes in color and/or texture
- Increases in size and/or thickness
- Has an irregular outline
- Is bigger than a pencil eraser
- Appears after age 21
- Continues to itch, hurt, scab over, or bleed
- Becomes an open sore that doesn’t heal within a few weeks
… it is extremely important to seek diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but it’s also the easiest to cure when caught and treated early.
Don’t think you’re any safer by hitting the tanning bed instead. Exposure to excessive UV radiation still occurs, putting you at just as much risk in the booth as on the beach!
If you are concerned about sun damage, pay Dr. Lisa J. Learn a visit at our Fort Lauderdale FL office. You can reach us at (954) 380-8411, and remember—practice safe sunning!