How much do you know about skin?

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, which is an important reminder to get a skin check.

Reasons there are more skin cancers here:

1. High altitude    2. High UV index    3. There are about 245 sunny days per year in Grand Junction. 

Before you get outdoors in the Colorado sunshine this summer, here are a few things to know.

Benign vs Malignant

Benign lesions are non-cancerous and can be treated for cosmetic purposes. Malignant lesions are cancerous and should be treated by your dermatologist immediately. It may be difficult to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions at times. Here are photos to reference for Benign versus Malignant lesions.

Benign

Malignant

"I have one of those marks, but I still can't tell what it is!"

We strongly encourage you to see a Dermatologist to examine the lesion and other skin abnormalities by scheduling a skincare check-up.

Call 970-242-8177 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kappius