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Forest Hills Aetna Dermatologist

Dermatologist in Forest Hills Queens

Our Forest Hills Aetna dermatologist, Dr. Charles Kleinberg, is dedicated to the total health of your skin. One of the keys to good skin health is in preventive care. Nowhere is this more vital than when it comes to skin cancer. By knowing some of the things you can do to make skin cancer less likely to be a part of your future, you will be able to participate actively in your own skin health.

Skin Cancer Dermatologist in Queens

Skin Cancer Dermatologist in Queens

Your skin requires the specialized skills that our Forest Hills Aetna dermatologist brings. If you have a personal or family history of skin cancer, it is highly recommended that you should be examined at our office once per year. For everyone else, if you notice something suspicious that concerns you, it is a far better idea to see Dr. Kleinberg than to see your primary doctor. As is the case with all types of cancer, early detection is the next best thing to not having skin cancer at all. Catching problems in their early stages may help you to avoid skin cancer entirely or at minimum make your odds of successful treatment increase significantly.

Sunscreen is not just for when you are going to the beach. It is also not just for hot days. It is important to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun by using a good sunscreen that states on the package that it offers 100% protection from both UVA and UVB. It should be at least SPF 15, but consult with our Forest Hills Aetna dermatologist for more detailed information to match your unique circumstances. Wear sunscreen year round and try to avoid being out in the sun from 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon, the times of day that the sun’s rays are strongest.

Other ways to help prevent skin cancer include wearing clothing such as broad-brimmed hats, dark and non-porous clothing to cover your arms and legs, avoiding the use of tanning beds, and watching out for medications that can make you more prone to the effects of the sun. Ask our Forest Hills Aetna dermatologist and your pharmacist to guide you. And always do self-examinations of your skin, utilizing mirrors, to check your entire body. If you notice anything that looks unusual or any changes, call us and schedule an exam as soon as possible.

Skin Cancer Prevention Forest Hills
109-33 71st Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-690-9533

Forest Hills Dermatologist

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Skin cancer exists today as the most common type of cancer currently diagnosed in the United States, comprising over one million patients every year. Every time a person goes outside, you are putting yourself at risk for developing skin cancer if you make the choice to do so without proper protection. However, despite the high numbers of those diagnosed today, there are many ways to prevent skin cancer from happening to you. The first step to caring for your skin against sun and other natural damage is by visiting your local Forest Hills dermatologist. Our skin care experts at the offices of Charles Kleinberg, MD can work with you to outline a personalized regimen that can work to insure healthy skin for a lifetime.

Melanoma is the most severe form of skin cancer diagnosed today. Unlike non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma can spread to other areas of the body without proper treatment. Melanoma begins as a type of pigment producing skin known as melanocytes. These cells then spread rapidly to form abnormal and uncontrollable growths as they spread throughout the tissues of the human body. Fortunately, unlike non-melanoma skin cancers, melanoma most often forms along an existing or otherwise strange markings on the skin, making it simple to diagnose by your trusted Forest Hills dermatologist. Melanomas are most often a flat brown or black mark that is irregular and not symmetrical or even in shape, and can often change color, develop a hardened crust, or secrete blood.

A melanoma can be caused by any sunburn that results in blisters on the surface of your skin at any point in your life, regardless of your age at the time. Even if you only exposure your skin to intense sunlight every now and then and not on a regular basis, this can still cause a melanoma to spread skin cancer throughout your body. Certain risk factors can also increase your odds of developing skin cancer, including numerous moles or one large mole that you consider to be a birth mark, as well as fair skin that more often freckles or sunburns rather than tanning. Studies suggest that even hair and eye color can be risk factors, such as blue or green eyes, or red or blonde hair. Be sure to discuss with your professional Forest Hills dermatologist if you have a family history of melanoma.

The first step to stopping melanoma skin cancer from happening to you is by simply visiting your neighborhood Forest Hills dermatologist. At the state of the art offices of Charles Kleinberg, MD we utilize the latest methods in early detection and prevention. With regular examinations and proper preventative care and attention from Charles Kleinberg, MD you can enjoy the sun while insuring healthy skin for life.

Skin Cancer Evaluation Forest Hills
109-33 71st Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-690-9533