Jun / 2018
For starters, a skin screening could save your life!
Summer is upon us. The season is full of hours outside gardening, grilling, swimming, relaxing and hitting the beach to kick it up in the sand and surf. You may love the time outside and adore the sun, but your skin does not, at least not as much as you do. Natural Vitamin D is a good thing, in healthy doses, to keep our bones strong, but too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can wreak havoc on the body's largest organ, including -- freckles, sunspots, wrinkles, premature aging and skin cancer.
The good news is that skin cancer, when detected early, is treatable and beatable. Early detection is key and regular skin screenings are your best weapon in the fight. So, if you are obsessing over a suspicious spot or you're not even sure what to look for, schedule a screening to get educated and some peace of mind. Our Nurse Practitioner, Patti Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, invites you to schedule a screening with her this summer!
“It’s noninvasive, quick, easy and painless,“ she notes. “We’ll look at all of your spots, follow-up on any that are problematic, talk family history, discuss sun protection and lifestyle changes and create a plan for your skin health.”
Patti's scope of practice has been specialized and focused on the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Her areas of expertise include cutaneous oncology as well as Mohs and surgical dermatology. Patti works very closely under the direct and indirect supervision of our board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, Dr. Christine Rausch, who is available, on site, for any questions or concerns.
As a skin cancer survivor herself, Patti understands the importance of early detection and has a personal understanding of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process.
Click here to learn more about Patti's credentials and experience, and then call 804.282.4940 to schedule your skin screening appointment today.