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Dermatology | K. Wade Foster M.D., PhD

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K. Wade Foster M.D., PhD

Is my skin healthy

Skin is the largest organ in the human body. Accounting for approximately 16 percent of a person’s body weight, skin holds a lot of important roles, including regulating body temperature. Although skin protects our bodies on the outside and regenerates itself daily, you may find that you don’t give your skin the proper attention it deserves. Changes in the skin can often reveal many things about your health, including if something may be wrong. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Skin cancer, such as melanoma, can appear at any time in a person’s life, and the risk increases as you age. The good news though, is if it’s detected early, it’s almost always treatable.

Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers (FLDSCC), along with The American Academy of Dermatology recommends conducting annual skin exams to look for the ABCDE’s of skin cancer. A is for Asymmetry: One half of the mole looks different from the other half. B is for Border: The mole has an irregular or poorly defined border. C is for Color: The mole’s color varies from one area to the next, and may include shades of tan, brown or black, or areas of white, red, or blue. D is for Diameter: May be greater than six millimeters, or about the size of a pencil eraser, and can be smaller when diagnosed. E is for Evolving: The mole or lesion is changing in size, shape, or color over time.

With an expert team of physicians, APRN’s, and PAs, FLDSCC diagnoses and treats skin cancers, as well as skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, dry skin, rashes, warts and more, with the latest technological options. Medical Director, Dr. K. Wade Foster, is also fellowship-trained in Mohs surgery, the most effective technique for most types of skin cancers, with minimal scarring or risk.

Protect yourself and let your skin appreciate you by scheduling an annual skin exam today. FLDSCC has convenient locations in both Lady Lake and Clermont, among other locations throughout the state. Both offices are currently offering free skin cancer screenings for new patients. Contact FLDSCC today for your next annual skin exam. 

 

Healthy Skin, Healthy Body

Let your skin appreciate you— schedule an annual skin exam today.

For more Information

Visit fldscc.com or call 352.750.4614 for the Lady Lake office, and 352.717.0644 for the Clermont office.

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