Only 55% of women recognize that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Breast cancer, which is mainly considered a woman’s disease, is not even close statistically. Awareness, life style modification, and treatment of risk factors is very important. Seek out medical guidance if you don’t quite feel right!
1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Therefore, skin cancer is very common. The most common type of skin cancer is called basal cell carcinoma (BCC) affecting almost 4.5 million Americans a year. It can affects men and women and occurs most commonly on skin surfaces exposed to excessive ultraviolet light. This type of skin cancer is slow growing and rarely spreads to internal organs.
When we are out having fun in the sun, we are exposing our bodies to ultraviolet (UV) rays. This exposure can cause the dreaded “C” word-cancer; in particular, skin cancer. I was diagnosed with melanoma in December 2013. One of my risk factors was multiple sunburns as a child. Skin cancer is a collective term for a variety of types of cancer that affect the skin, lips, eyelids, and nails. All types of skin cancers have very high cure rates and excellent outcomes when detected early.
Good skincare can go a long way these days. The way your skin looks and feels can make a big difference in the way you feel about yourself, and how you feel overall. But when you can’t go out to get a facial, how can you care for your skin at home? Let’s discuss!
Women are oftentimes the primary caretakers of their families. They care for their parents, partners, children, friends and thus too often their own health becomes neglected. I frequently remind my patients that if they don’t take care of themselves, no one will be there to take care of everyone else.