Could your job put you at increased risk for skin cancer? In a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association of Dermatology, this may be the case with pilots and flight crews due to their exposure to gamma rays (X-rays).
This has not been the first time that a profession has been linked to skin cancer. There has been previous research about the increased skin cancer levels in construction laborers as well as welders.
In 1988, LHSFNA (Laborers Health & Safety Fund), was created in order to protect laborers and to educate them on illnesses, specifically skin cancer. Not only does LHSFNA hand out sunscreen, but they also educate laborers during one of their training packages titled, Sun Sense: Skin Cancer Control for Laborers.
We can all learn a thing or two from one of these training sessions. Whether or not you work on a plane or outside, it is important to pay attention to your skin and moles. Here at The Savin Center in New Haven, we know how crucial it is to book regular skin cancer screenings and to pay attention to your moles.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ronald Savin has been the leading specialist on skin health in Connecticut for over 50 years. Dr. Savin is on staff at the prominent Yale School of Medicine, his alma mater, and treats his Fairfield County patients with care and compassion. The skin cancer treatments that the Savin Center employs are the foremost technologies in the Northeast, including: Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy and Excisional surgery.
To schedule your skin cancer screening, schedule your appointment at The Savin Center today.