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It’s an understatement to say that COVID-19 restrictions have caused an upheaval in our way of life over the past year.
In addition to lockdowns and masks, many Americans put their overall healthcare on hold while the country grappled with the virus and waited for a vaccine.
Due to the restrictions and fears of contracting the virus, many postponed regular doctor visits and health screenings putting other aspects of their health at risk.
“During the height of the COVID-19 crisis, we encouraged patients to stay at home unless they had a skin problem that needed urgent attention,” says Dr. Richard Price of Price Skincare Clinic in Ridgeland, MS. “But as more and more Americans got vaccinated and the number of COVID-19 cases continues to go down, we’re now encouraging patients to make those critical appointments for check-ups and screenings to ensure every aspect of good health.”
If you’ve postponed your annual skin cancer screening due to the COVID-19 heath crisis, it could literally save your life to get that screening scheduled now.
“Skin cancer screenings are critical in finding and treating cancer early, which may help prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the body,” says Dr. Price. “In fact, an annual exam is your greatest ally in the prevention of skin cancer.”
Every year, more than 3.3 million people in the U.S. are treated for basal cell and squamous cell cancers. Fortunately, these cancers rarely spread to other parts of the body and are usually curable with treatment.
However, most skin cancer deaths are caused by melanoma – with some 10,000 Americans dying every year from the disease.
While there are treatments for skin cancer – including melanoma – nothing beats early detection. Which is why a skin cancer screening can literally save your life.
Skin cancer screenings are simple and pain free. Performed in a physician’s office, a trained skin doctor examines the skin for markers of skin cancer that might be found on moles, birthmarks or other areas that are unusual in color, size, shape or texture.
If you’ve postponed your skin cancer screening, don’t wait any longer. Call Price Skin Care Clinic at (601) 992-3996 to schedule your appointment today.