Skin Cancer Knowledge is Power to Protect
and this year crucial skin cancer education is taking place amid COVID-19. Even though many of us are separated, we can still unite against skin cancer, share the facts and help save lives.
Skin cancer doesn’t take a break, and neither do we at Olympic Dermatology. Whether through our teledermatology virtual visits, or urgent care in the office, we’re committed to continue serving our patients and the community. Call us at 360-459-1700 to schedule your appointment.
With 5 million+ cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Fortunately, it’s also the most preventable. About 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 85% of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By sharing the facts about the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging people to check their skin for warning signs, we’ll save lives.
Skin cancer IS visible but it often goes undetected in the early stages. The Big See empowers you to get to know your skin, check yourself in the mirror and remember three simple words: NEW, CHANGING or UNUSUAL. As they say if you see something, say something by calling us to arrange to have your skin checked. Dr. Brazil and our Physician Assistants are here to help.
Have you been affected by skin cancer? During the month of May, we invite you to share your story with fellow patients on Facebook and Instagram. When we share we create a powerful community of healthy skin champions.
Share skin cancer facts and educational content with your family, friends and colleagues. Our blog has lots of early detection tips for all ages. Our prevention guidelines and early detection pages are also great resources to share. Unfortunately young people don’t think about getting skin cancer later in life. Sun Smart U provides resources to teach our youth about sun-safe choices and preventing skin cancer.
So many of us want to be outside while social distancing. Don’t forget skin protection. Enjoy 15% OFF all our in stock sunscreens, curbside pickup M-F 8a-4p and EltaMD gift w/purchase! Call us and we’ll take your order/payment over phone and run it out to the parking lot for you. We’re also offering discounts and free shipping on Revision and ISDIN when you order online.