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Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013

| Special Advertising Section | Special Advertising Section Skin cancer is on the rise Sdiagnosed this year than all other cancers com- Rosalyn George helped“I am so incrediblygrateful that Dr.kin cancer is becoming an epidemic in thiscountry. There will be more cases of skin cancer bined. While most cancers are decreasing, melanoma, diagnose my skin the most dangerous type of skin cancer, continues to cancer early in 2012. I become increasingly common. In my practice I am see- in years and yet therehaven’t tried tanning ing increasing numbers of skin cancers in patients of all it was. This experience ages. While we enjoy a great climate and lovely beaches, proved to me just how it is important to remember that you can decrease your your dermatologistimportant it is to keep chance of developing skin cancer with a couple of easy appointment every year.” steps. Protect your skin with a broad spectrum sun- —Jess James (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Dr. Rosalyn George screen with a SPF of 30 or greater on a daily basis and reapply every two hours. Most people are getting better at that first application, “I am forever grateful but we forget to reapply after being in the water or sweating and that’s when we for WDC and Rosalyn get burned. Also look for protective clothing, sunglasses and hats, which are now my melanoma andGeorge for detecting very fashionable, and try to avoid the sun during midday or try to seek shade. saving my life! Make sure to avoid tanning beds, which are known to increase your risk of devel- Early detection is so oping melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinomas. important. I never thought I would get In most cases skin cancer is curable when detected early. Those patients at high melanoma, especially risk including people with lots of freckles or moles, a family history of melanoma, highly recommend that everyone gets tested, noat such a young age. I or even one sunburn before the age of 18 should have a yearly skin check with a matter how much time you’ve spent in the sun dermatologist. A skin check is noninvasive and takes only minutes to perform and how old you are.” and it may just save your life. —Claire Hosmann (WECT news reporter 2008-12) — Rosalyn George, MD, FAAD, Wilmington Dermatology Center Your Skin’s Health & Beauty… Our Passion Medical | Surgical | Cosmetic | Research Leaders in innovative treatments and expert dermatology care– Focused on results. First in Wilmington to introduce: Skin Tightening Laser Skin Correction Non-surgical fat reduction Most comfortable laser hair removal 910.256.4350 Rosalyn George, MD, FAAD Karin Hipp,PA-C Melanie Adams, PA-C 42 WBM may 2013


Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013
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