Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
Category: Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers
Skin cancer testing for farmers may soon be a regular doctor's order as dermatologists say men and women in this profession are more at risk of developing the disease.
Members of the American Academy of Dermatology say that although farmers are at a high risk of contracting skin cancer, research has shown that they are among the workers who are least likely to receive a skin examination by doctors.
As a safety precaution, physicians from the Academy urge farmers, and others, to begin the process of screening for skin cancer by performing regular self-examinations - a practice that could save lives. Dr David Pariser, president of the Academy, said, "More than 11,000 Americans die each year from skin cancer, but when detected early, skin cancer has a cure rate of 99 percent."
As a guide to self-examinations, dermatologists recommend looking for asymmetry, irregular borders, variations in color, and changes in size or color of moles and skin lesions. In any event, the Academy suggests consulting a dermatologist for more thorough skin tests.
The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that between 40 percent and 50 percent of Americans who live to the age of 65 will have skin cancer at least once.
Related Articles from Private MD:
News Categories:Advanced Lipid Treatment I Allergy Testing Anemia and RBC disorders Autoimmune Diseases Bariatric Lab Testing Blood and Blood Diseases Breast Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers Celiac Disease Testing Chlamydia Coagulation and blood clotting disorders Colon Diabetes DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing Drug Screening Environmental Toxin Testing Female Specific Tests Gastrointestinal Diseases General Health General Wellness Heart Health and Cholesterol Herpes HIV HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos Hormones and Metabolism Infectious Diseases Infertility Testing-Male Infertitlity Hormone Testing Kidney Diseases Leukemia and WBC disorders Liver Liver Diseases Lyme Disease Male Specific Tests Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis Musculoskeletal Diseases Organ Specific Testing Ovarian Prostate Sexually Transmitted Diseases Thyroid Diseases Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment
Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.Back to top