EXTON, PA — Local board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Brandon Rowe of Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners, has joined the fight against skin cancer by offering free and potentially life-saving skin cancer screenings at his office on Wharton Blvd in Eagleview on select dates during the months of October and November.
Dr. Rowe has partnered with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) in the fight against skin cancer, offering free skin cancer screenings with the goal of educating the population about the importance of early detection and skin health.
Risk factors for the development of skin cancer include: Sunlight exposure, blistering burns in childhood (even one can double the risk of melanoma), indoor tanning beds, and having greater than 50 moles. Everyone is at risk regardless of age, sex, or skin color.
Melanoma usually forms in skin that has been exposed to damaging sunlight, but it can form anywhere. Preventive measures consist of using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and wearing wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses that block UV radiation. When melanoma is diagnosed in its early stages, treatment is less invasive. In fact, sometimes treatment can be as simple as a surgical procedure during a doctor’s visit.
For more information, or to schedule your free skin cancer screening with Dr. Rowe, please call (888) 895-3376 or visit PaDermPartners.com.
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