With skin cancer on the rise, it's important to keep an eye on your skin. Your skin is the only organ where you can visibly see any changes before they progress, says Dr. Aboutalebi.
Keller, TX (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
Dr. Sina Aboutalebi, from Northstar Dermatology in Keller, TX participated at the Health Fair at Robson Ranch by performing skin cancer screening for the residents and staff. The four-hour event took place on Saturday, March 31st where Dr. Aboutalebi and his staff volunteered their services for this new and growing community. The Screening was designed to create skin cancer awareness, promote healthy living, and help the residents identify any suspicious skin lesions.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 2 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year alone. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point, and yet, it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. The importance of creating awareness is to educate people on how to prevent skin cancer, and to identify signs and symptoms of potentially harmful skin lesions. Annual skin checks are a proactive measure people can take to protect their skin, as most skin cancers have a high cure rate if caught early.
Residents at Robson Ranch who participated in the screening received a skin exam to detect any suspicious lesions. Educational literature was also provided to all participants informing them on how to protect themselves from sun exposure as well as warning signs and symptoms of skin cancer.
“With skin cancer on the rise, it’s important to keep an eye on your skin. Your skin is the only organ where you can visibly see any changes before they progress,” says Dr. Sina Aboutalebi. “The first step starts by protecting yourself and your family from the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Wearing protective clothing, including wide brimmed hats, and sunscreen with zinc oxide will help protect your skin.”
Dr. Aboutalebi enjoys sharing his knowledge and volunteering at community events. With the establishment of Northstar Dermatology, he is excited to be here and looks forward to growing with the community in the years to come.
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