Metropolitan Dermatology's Southampton office will be holding free SPOTme® skin cancer screening for new patients on June 8th.
Dr. Alex Doctoroff, the CEO of Metropolitan Dermatology, a Board-Certified Dermatologist and the past President of the New Jersey Dermatological Society, said: "Though the screenings take just a short amount of time, they really do save lives. I get tremendous personal satisfaction knowing that this work truly makes a difference."
According to the American Cancer Society, cancer of the skin, including melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, is the most common of all cancers — more than cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, colon, uterus, ovaries, and pancreas combined. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. Most of these are thought to be related to sun exposure and man-made sources, such as indoor tanning lamps. The good news is that skin cancer can be found and treated early.
Dr. Doctoroff shares the following skin cancer prevention tips:
Opt for the shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Cover up with a broad-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses, and clothing
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
See your physician every year for a professional skin exam
If you're a new patient interested in scheduling your free skin cancer screening at Metropolitan Dermatology, call us at (856) 362-2800 to schedule an appointment.