Prevention

Prevention

Developing a skin cancer in the first instance, is a risk factor for future skin cancers. Dr Maloof recommends an annual dermatology review, paying attention to your face questioning the appearance of every bump or change, and seeking out advice for any area of cancer. The patient is the most reliable monitor for change on the face, and a simple check weekly could save a lot of problems. Get a whole-body check to exclude that skin you can’t see…scalp, back, behind ears and backs of legs. Long term protection requires minimising UV damage, creams and moisturisers and protective clothing. Zinc or sun screen is preferable to any UV marketed moisturiser.