Dermatology Kingsport TN

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Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Mountainous areas, like the Tri-Cities, have diagnosis rates that are higher than the national average because the sun's ultraviolet rays are strongest at high altitudes. This is why it is so important to practice sun protection habits and get regular skin checks.

Fortunately, skin cancer has a high cure rate when it is detected and treated early.

Prevention: Minimizing sun exposure is the best way to avoid skin cancer.

Skin Cancer FACTS from the Skin Cancer Foundation

Detection: Check your skin for changes every month and make regular appointments for skin checks with Dr. Reaves.

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma can look like any of the following:

Follow the ABCDE guide to check your moles for signs of melanoma: