There are three major types of skin cancer.
Early detection: the key to treating every type of cancer.
The Association of Quebec Dermatologists ruled unanimously in favor of screening for skin cancer, especially melanoma.
Skin cancer screening is performed by a general practitioner or family physician during the periodic examination. It consists of a visual examination of the skin. The physician pays particular attention to the backs of men 50 years and older and the lower limbs of women, since it is in these places that melanomas most often occur.
This screening is particularly indicated for the following:
You can also examine your skin once a month using this simple, practical tool developed by the Canadian Dermatology Association.
Of course, to prevent skin cancer, you should ideally enjoy the sun only in moderation and with caution. It is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and above and carefully follow the directions on the product in order to ensure optimal benefit.