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Preventive measures can lessen skin cancer

September 23, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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Rebecca Pomerantz

Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can be dangerous and sneaky.

Sometimes it's inescapable, but too much exposure can lead to premature aging and also skin cancer, experts say.

Seeing a dermatologist once a year for a professional skin exam is highly recommended by experts, especially when skin cancer tends to accumulate over years of prolonged exposure.

“Often when skin cancer develops there are exposing factors,” said Dr. Rebecca Pomerantz of Butler Health System Dermatology Associates. “Tanning bed use jumps out, skin type and a history of extensive sun exposure contribute as well.”

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