Wellness Wednesday: Taking Skin Cancer Seriously Year Round

The sun may seem to take a hiatus during the winter months in northern Michigan, but that doesn’t mean you should be taking any less care of your skin when it comes to sun protection.  In fact, Laurel Leithauser with the Skin Cancer and Dermatology Center in Traverse City treats skin cancer every day in her line of work.  She sees everything from minor sun moles to more serious skin cancers like melanoma. Being a board-certified MOHS surgeon it’s her job to remove cancer and reconstruct the skin.

With that said, Dr. Leithauser recommends men and women of all ages to not only use sunscreen year-round but to schedule full-body screenings with a board-certified dermatologist.  Skin health is her profession and one that has her even treating patients who might need major reconstructive surgery based on the severity of the skin damage.

For more information click on the video posted above and for a direct link to Skin Cancer and Dermatology Center here. 


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