The month of May is right around the corner which also means an extra spotlight on Melanoma Awareness. It goes without saying that this is a very important topic to us at Dermablue. With over 5 million cases diagnosed each year in the United States, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the nation. Fortunately, it is also the most PREVENTABLE forms of cancer as well.

Our goal at Dermablue is to help our community diagnose and treat past skin damage as well as help with behavior changes to prevent future skin health issues.

Our Skin Cancer Screening Event details have been released and we are looking forward to meeting new patients that are ready to get started! New patients to our practice can make an appointment on Friday May 17 at our Hendersonville office. This day is fully dedicated to checking for and identifying possible areas of concern for skin cancer.

Here is a helpful way to keep an eye on suspicious areas at home, The ABC’s:

A Stands for Asymmetry; one half is unlike the other half.
B Stands for Border; irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
C Stands for Color; varied from one area to another shades of tan and brown, black; sometimes white, red, or blue.
D Stands for Diameter; While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed they can be smaller.
E Stands for Evolving; a mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

We cannot stress enough to our patients that any changed noticed need to be evaluated in our office. It’s better to know everything still looks healthy and normal than to overlook possible warning signs. We’ve never had anyone regret their visit to Dermablue for a Full Skin Exam. If you’ve been considering an appointment with us but haven’t picked up the phone yet, this is the time to do so and we look forward to helping you on your journey to healthy skin!

Call us today for an appointment (828)685-2917.