“The team from New York University’s Langone Medical Centre said that in the early 1900s tanned skin was frowned upon as being working class – and porcelain skin was prized,” The Daily Mail reported. “The study found that even taking into account increasingly early diagnosis and wider reporting of cancer, changing tastes in clothing must have played their part too. Skimpy swimming costumes, which became fashionable in the 1940s, exposed more of the body to sunlight than ever before. And with that greater exposure came a greater risk of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.”
“While Americans are wearing sunscreen far more than they were even 10 years ago, they are not re-applying as much as necessary, nor are they covering up during the part of the day where the sun’s rays are strongest – typically 12 to 2 PM,” advises Dr. Savin. “This is particular worrisome in warm weather months. Skimpy swimwear means reapplying sunscreen much more often, and making sure to not miss any spots.”
The Savin Center advises patients to undergo routine skin cancer screenings at regular intervals. Early detection and treatment are especially vital to increasing the survival rate of melanoma.
Treatment options for skin cancer at The Savin Center are some of the most medically advanced in the Northeast, including excisional surgery and Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy. Our team will work to ensure you receive the best treatment possible in a caring and compassionate environment.
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