HERE ARE A FEW REASONS YOU MAY
BE MORE AT RISK FOR SKIN CANCER:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You've had a previous
occurrence of skin cancer
You have a blood relative
who has had skin cancer.
You have a mole that is
suspicious in appearance.
When you were younger,
you had X-ray treatments
for acne.
You're exceptionally
fair-skinned.
 
 
You should also perform regular checks on yourself to look for new moles, lumps and discoloration of your skin.
There isn't a right age to begin seeing a dermatologist, but many adolescents start to help treat their acne.
 Dermatologists also treat athlete's foot, cold sores, rashes and hives, psoriasis, hair loss, as well as treatment of scars and warts. Any of these
reasons are good enough for your first appointment, and after that, your doctor will have a recommendation as to how often you should come back for
an exam.  These doctors' orders are just as important as any other you'd receive from your general practitioner, specialist or dentist, so you should follow their advice.
 
As far as what counts as unusual when it comes to moles and other skin lesions, look for any changes in the affected area. If your mole or splotch is growing, it's
time to make an appointment. If it bleeds and refuses to heal, that's also a bad sign, and you should get it checked out. The best way to avoid skin cancer is to
regularly perform self checks, wear sunblock whenever you're in the sun and go to your dermatologist once a year for a thorough once-over.
 

 

Dermatologist Visits

While most people may not adhere to this advice, it's recommended that adults visit their dermatologist at least once per year for a
full body examination. This is if you're completely healthy and have no history of skin cancer. Once you see your 
dermatologist for an exam, and he or she gets you and your family's history, he or she may recommend that you have more than
one exam per year. - Garry Wade
 
Performing self checks is key to avoiding skin cancer.
                         
    +27 11 888 7907     +27 11 888 9755     Johannesburg, South Africa  
                         

 

 
 

Roodepoort Consultation Rooms
Suite 10, Honey Junction Pick 'n Pay Centre
Cnr John Vorster & Christiaan de Wet Roads
Radiokop, Roodepoort
 

Northcliff Consultation Rooms:
Room 110, Northcliff House
Impala Centre, Cnr Hockey & Beyers Naude Drive
Northcliff
 
 
 
 

 

 

            

 

HERE ARE A FEW REASONS YOU MAY
BE MORE AT RISK FOR SKIN CANCER:
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

You've had a previous
occurrence of skin cancer
You have a blood relative
who has had skin cancer.
You have a mole that is
suspicious in appearance.
When you were younger,
you had X-ray treatments
for acne.
You're exceptionally
fair-skinned.

 
 
You should also perform regular checks on yourself to look for new moles, lumps and discoloration of your skin.
There isn't a right age to begin seeing a dermatologist, but many adolescents start to help treat their acne.
 Dermatologists also treat athlete's foot, cold sores, rashes and hives, psoriasis, hair loss, as well as treatment of scars and warts. Any of these
reasons are good enough for your first appointment, and after that, your doctor will have a recommendation as to how often you should come back for
an exam.  These doctors' orders are just as important as any other you'd receive from your general practitioner, specialist or dentist, so you should follow their advice.
 
As far as what counts as unusual when it comes to moles and other skin lesions, look for any changes in the affected area. If your mole or splotch is growing, it's
time to make an appointment. If it bleeds and refuses to heal, that's also a bad sign, and you should get it checked out. The best way to avoid skin cancer is to
regularly perform self checks, wear sunblock whenever you're in the sun and go to your dermatologist once a year for a thorough once-over.
 

 

Dermatologist Visits

While most people may not adhere to this advice, it's recommended that adults visit their dermatologist at least once per year for a
full body examination. This is if you're completely healthy and have no history of skin cancer. Once you see your 
dermatologist for an exam, and he or she gets you and your family's history, he or she may recommend that you have more than
one exam per year. - Garry Wade
 
Performing self checks is key to avoiding skin cancer.

                         

    +27 11 888 7907     +27 11 888 9755     Johannesburg, South Africa  

                         

 

 

 

Roodepoort Consultation Rooms
Suite 10, Honey Junction Pick 'n Pay Centre
Cnr John Vorster & Christiaan de Wet Roads
Radiokop, Roodepoort
 

Northcliff Consultation Rooms:
Room 110, Northcliff House
Impala Centre, Cnr Hockey & Beyers Naude Drive
Northcliff