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May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: What Can You Do To Protect Yourself?

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To commemorate skin cancer awareness month, Issaquah Dermatology office advises patients about the importance of protecting the skin when sunny summer months roll around.

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ISSAQUAH, WA, May 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The month of May is skin cancer awareness month. Skin cancer affects millions of Americans every year and accounts for significant number of cancer-related deaths. Dr. Suseela Narra, MD has decided to take this May to educate her patients on ways to protect themselves from risks, which are mostly related to exposure to the sun's often harsh and damaging rays.

The month of May is actually the perfect month for skin cancer awareness because it is the official start of summer for millions of Americans who live in seasonal locations. Issaquah dermatology Dr. Narra knows that this is the busy season for patients to come in with concerns about skin health.

The sun is generally good for the health of the average human. It provides the vitamin D that humans need to stay energetic and healthy. But when the summer months roll around, people often overexpose their skin cells to the sun for various reasons. Over time, this continued overexposure can lead to skin cancer and other abnormal growths. Dr. Suseela Narra, MD offers a few ways for patients to protect themselves from the summer sun:

- Avoid spending time in direct sunlight during the peak hours of sunshine (10am-4pm).
- Cover appendages with protective clothing.
- Buy a big floppy sun hat and glasses to guard the face from the sun.
- Get a proper sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and also choose one that works on both UVA and UVB rays (also called "broad spectrum" sunscreen). Get the good stuff -- don't be concerned about cost when it comes to skin health.
- Review skin carefully each month and contact Issaquah dermatology Dr. Suseela Narra, MD for a checkup if something looks off.
- Schedule a regular professional skin exam at Dr. Narra's office - an annual exam is suggested for patients over age 40.

Using good common sense is the best way to prevent issues with skin cancer. As tempting as it may be to grill under the sun for a deep tan, Dr. Narra encourages patients to resist and consider other safer options.

"Assuring ongoing skin health matters more than having that perfect sun-tinged tan. My patients who suffer from skin cancer often regret not following these tips. Make every effort to protect the skin from the sun's rays," the Issaquah dermatology doctor says.

She adamantly encourages patients in the Issaquah area to get into the habit of prioritizing their skin health this skin cancer awareness month. Contact Dr. Narra at (425) 677-8867 or visit DrSuseelaNarra.com to schedule an appointment from the comfort of your home computer.

About Suseela Narra, MD: Dr. Narra is a Board Certified Dermatologist. She graduated from Princeton University and received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She interned at Barnes Jewish Hospital and completed her dermatology training at Cooks Hospital. She offers general and cosmetic dermatology services.

Media Contact:
Dr. Suseela Narra
Narra Dermatology And Aesthetics
contactus@drsuseelanarra.com
710 Northwest Juniper St. Suite 204
Issaquah, WA 98027
425-677-8867
http://www.drsuseelanarra.com

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