Skin Problems Related to the Sun

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The number one health problem caused by the sun is skin cancer, and aggressive skin cancers have been becoming more frequent in America over the years. Discover why it's important to do monthly skin examinations with help from a board-certified dermatologist in this free video on skin care and dermatology.

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Hello I'm Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, board certified dermatologist and author of Six Weeks to Sensational Skin. This clip is about skin problems related to the sun. As a practicing dermatologist for 30 years now I must, must emphasize to you that the number one skin problem related to the sun is skin cancer. And when we look at all the cancers that we see in America, skin cancer is the one that is truly on the rise not only in the frequency of skin cancers diagnosed, but also in the aggressiveness of these skin cancers. So that we are seeing more of the melanoma type skin cancers, which are potentially life threatening. If you want to protect yourself and live a healthy lifestyle, please practice good sun avoidance and a monthly skin self exam where you are looking for the onset of new growths or change in growths. this is Dr. Loretta Ciraldo in Miami.


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