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CNOS Dermatology Reminds People to Limit Exposure, Keep Regular Checkups

(SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE) – As the weather starts to gets nicer and people spend more

time outdoors, CNOS Dermatology reminds you to stay safe with your skin exposure.

“When outdoor activities begin, it’s a good idea to slip on clothes to cover from the sun,

slop on sun screen, slap on a hat for protection, and seek shade and slide on

sunglasses,” said Dr. Kuwahara, Dermatologist at CNOS.

Anyone can develop skin cancer, but certain factors increase your risk. Things like

excessive sun, having fair skin, a history of sunburns, having a lot of moles, a family

history of skin cancer, radiation exposure, or a weak immune system all can increase

your risk. That’s why keeping regular checkups is so important.

“CNOS will review your medical history and complete a thorough skin evaluation,” said

Kuwahara. “We will remove any suspicious-looking tissue and send it to a lab for analysis

to determine if you have skin cancer.”

In the event skin cancer is diagnosed, your doctor creates a personalized treatment plan

that may include freezing, chemotherapy or lasers, depending on the severity. Your

doctor might suggest more than one skin cancer treatment to ensure all the cancer is

removed.

Don’t let easily treatable skin cancer progress to the point it becomes serious or even

deadly. Schedule a skin exam today.

For questions or further information, please contact Suzi Gausman. 605-217-2851

suzi.gausman@cnos.net

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