Skin cancer is one of the most common yet one of the most curable types of cancer.  Typically, skin cancer occurs on sun exposed areas such as the face, neck, arms and hands.  Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer followed by squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Each of these can present  in different ways.

If you have a suspicious mole or skin lesion, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sandel.  He may perform a biopsy if there is a concern for cancer.  If the lesion needs to be removed, you can trust that Dr. Sandel will remove and repair the area with the utmost care and expertise to ensure the least amount of scarring.

Did you know? We can coordinate with your Mohs surgeon or dermatologist to have Dr. Sandel perform your closure.  Just ask your dermatologist!
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Sunscreen Basics:

-Use sunscreen EVERYDAY, even if you are not going in the sun.
-Do not forget the kids
-Use it everyday, no matter how long you’ll be out in the sun
-1 to 2 teaspoons-full for face
–1 ounce for body – enough to fill a shot glass
Ingredients matter – look for sunscreen with zinc oxide (the higher the percentage the better)
-Chemical sunscreens can break down faster and can be irritating to the skin and eyes
-Use a product with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher
-SPF is a factor that helps understand how much longer we can be in the sun before burning, relative to our tendency to burn without sunscreen

For example, if you are a fair skinned person who normally burns after 20 minutes in the sun, a sunscreen with SPF 15 would allow you to remain in the sun for 300 minutes or 5 hours  before burning (20 x 15 = 300min)
Apply your sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply every 1-1 ½ hours or after swimming.
Look for The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation
Always wear a hat while out in the sun to protect your face from the damaging rays.
Call Carol for details at 410-266-7120 or email carol@sandelcenter.com

 

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