Did you know that men over the age of 50 have a significantly higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population? While everyone should be performing monthly skin checks and making sure they’re protecting their skin, if you fit the above criteria, you may want to keep extra tabs on skin health.
One way to accomplish this is to enlist the help of your wife! According to a recent article on Science Daily, women are nine times more likely to notice skin cancer on others—and men who are helped by women during a skin cancer self-check are much less likely to miss any skin lesions.
It takes two to tango—and to get the most thorough skin check!
As a plastic surgeon who performs skin cancer removal in Maryland, Dr. Garazo has seen first-hand just how damaging and dangerous skin cancer is. Luckily, even the most harmful form of skin cancer can be easily treated if caught early enough—and being aware of any changes and reporting concerns to your physician at the earliest stage is the most effective way to accomplish this.
Checking over the entirety of your skin on a monthly basis is one of the best ways to keep track of skin health, though it can be difficult to do alone. Try enlisting the help of your partner to make sure nothing escapes your notice.
Read the full article here.