Physicals should include Skin Exams
WHEN EXAMINING YOUR SKIN:
1. Look out for new growth spots 2. Learn to recognize old lesions that have changed in shape, size or color. 3. Pay attention to new or old spots that scab over, never heal or bleed with minor trauma. 4. Identify new or old spots that look different from neighboring lesions.
DID YOU KNOW?
• A ccording to the Skin Cancer Foundation, people who use “indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors.” For more information, call Dr. Joyce B. Farah at Farah Dermatology and Cosmetics at (315) 422-8332.
WOUNY.COM • MARCH 2014