Skin Cancer Prevention
- Q How can I prevent skin cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyKeep an eye out for precancerous growths by self exam with the help of a partner (have your spouse or close friend look at all those areas you can't see and photograph your total skin surface), and have anything new or different evaluated by a... Full Answer
- Q How often should I visit my dermatologist?
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, DermatologyIt depends. Most people fortunately don't need to see a dermatologist regularly. Some people are at high risk for skin cancer and need to see a dermatologist every 6 months or even more often! If you have a family history of melanoma, have a history of... Full Answer
- Q Can drinking coffee prevent skin cancer?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIn addition to fending off Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, asthma, and siesta urges, caffeine has now been found to cut your risk of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer.Evidence of caffeine's cancer-fighting effects has been brewing for a... Full Answer
- Q How often should I check my skin for cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyYou should check your skin for skin cancer at least once a year by taking the "birthday suit test." Learn more about this topic in this video with Dr. Oz. Full Answer