Diedra McCafferty, D.O. visited CBS3’s Talk Philly to discuss skin health and protection with Pat Ciarrocchi.
Sun exposure adds up over time, so what you do to your skin while you are young affects you when you are older. Dr. McCafferty explains that there are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. To help prevent this, use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least a SPF of 30 and try to re-apply every two hours.
If you believe you or a family member may be affected by skin cancer, please contact your doctor.