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What are the risks of UV tanning beds?

While many adults look at tanned skin as a sign of health, it’s really not. Tanning is an activity that significantly increases a patient’s exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. This exposure will also increase one’s risk of developing skin cancer down the road, while also leading to prematurely aged skin and photodamage. Unfortunately, …

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How to prevent sun damage in the summer

Skin cancer is a scary diagnosis. However, many patients can avoid the development of this condition by working with their dermatologist to develop a skin care and protection “plan of action.” Many patients are unsure as to the proper steps they can take to not only avoid sunburn, but any type of damage to the …

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Your Skin & Safety During Covid

This summer, we’re all trying to find balance between taking precaution and maintaining a sense of normalcy. So we’d like to offer you some tips and reasonable measures that we as dermatologists apply in our professional and daily lives that we feel might be of benefit to you. Request Appointment Maintain your distance. Be mindful …

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How to properly apply sunscreen

We all know that daily use of sunscreen can protect the skin from the sun’s damaging rays. However, many people don’t realize that they have been applying sunscreen incorrectly—therefore reducing its effectiveness. The doctors at Harris Dermatology provide the following information to help educate patients on proper sunscreen application and use: Use enough sunscreen to …

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How to tell if a mole is cancerous

Because conditions such as skin cancer develop on the skin where they are highly visible, it is one of the few cancers that can be easily detected early enough for successful treatment and recovery. Skin cancer can impact patients at any age and certain patients are at a higher risk of skin cancer—especially those who …

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Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month in America. Education, prevention and early detection can lower the new diagnoses and fatality rates of this horrible disease. Did you know skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world? In the U.S., skin cancer kills two people every hour, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. …

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What is actinic keratosis and how can it be treated?

There are many skin conditions that can impact patients, which is why it is so important to have a trusted staff of dermatologists by your side. When you experience changes or growths on the skin, it is vital that you reach out to a dermatologist to have it examined and to get a proper diagnosis. …

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What is basal cell carcinoma?

The team of Harris Dermatology understands the importance of healthy skin. They also know how critical it is for patients to have routine skin cancer screenings. Skin cancer is one of the most highly diagnosed cancers among adult men and women due to a misunderstanding of skin protection. The UV rays from the sun and …

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Should I contact a dermatologist for suspicious lesions?

One of the most common cancers diagnosed today is skin cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer can be easily detected as it is one of the few visible cancers that can occur. To ensure safe recover and better health, patients should visit their dermatologist at Harris Dermatology once a year for a skin cancer screening. This screening …

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Actinic keratosis 101

Many Fort Myers and Naples, FL men and women who notice a growth or skintag on their body may be concerned about skin cancer. However, in some instances, these growths may be diagnosed as actinic keratosis, and may still require treatment even if they are not cancerous. What is actinic keratosis? Actinic keratoses are pre-cancerous …

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