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How skin cancer can be prevented

Published 14 days ago, by Roeland Pater


Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer. Which means that something has to change. We need to be more aware of the risks of skin cancer, which symptoms will occur, and how we can make sure that we find skin cancer early so it can be treated. Even better still, we need to know how to prevent skin cancer. Let’s take a look at the most important precautions you can take.

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Men and women: Where is melanoma most common?

Published 22 days ago, by Roeland Pater


With skin cancer on the rise for decades, it's very important to be aware of the possible risks - and also how to spot these risks. When you start to take a close look at your body, you'll notice that it's not that easy to monitor your skin. With the SkinVision app we give you a tool that helps you to do this. Next to that, it's good to know what the most common areas are for melanoma skin cancer to appear. It's different for men and women, so we'll take a look at both.

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Skin cancer fatigue: what can you do?

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater


When we take a look at public communities like Patientslikeme, it shows that one of the most common symptoms of a skin cancer diagnosis, is fatigue. Skin cancer fatigue is therefore something that a large group of people have to deal with every day. So what can you do?

We sat down with board certified dermatologist Jennifer Hayley to discuss this, and come up with possible treatment options.

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Are skin cancer screenings covered by insurance?

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater

The key to treating skin cancer is finding it early. If detected early, there are many more treatment options available. And even better of course is to prevent it from ever happening. Although that’s difficult, regular screenings will help.

“Skin cancer is now the most common cancer for young people. That sounds alarming, and it is. If we look back a few decades, skin cancer rates have been climbing steadily – and there is no stopping it soon.”

The above was written on our previous blog post. So if you read that, and think of prevention and early detection – it makes sense that skin cancer screenings are a big part of todays health system. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Let’s take a look at the current situation of skin cancer screenings and how they are paid for; are these screenings being covered by insurance?


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