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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Sun Savvy Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Sun Savvy Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month
 

Here in Matawan County we’ve already had a few days in the 80’s and 90’s and with Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, many of our patients at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists will be heading to our beautiful Jersey shore beaches. With May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good time to give a few tips on protecting the skin on your feet from sun damage that can lead to skin cancer. Although many people don’t think about it, the skin on your feet is just as susceptible to skin cancers as the skin on the rest of your body. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other types of cancer combined. The good news, however, is that about 85-90% of all skin cancer is preventable. Follow these precautions to protect your feet:

  • Apply a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to the tops and bottoms of your feet if you are going to be spending time at the beach. Reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming or if you are sweating profusely. 

  •  If you are out during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. make sure you spend time in the shade or under an umbrella since this is when the harmful UV radiation is strongest. 

  • Don’t use tanning booths. People who use indoor UV tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, than those who have never tanned indoors. Indoor tanners also have higher risks for developing basal and squamous cell carcinomas. 

  • Inspect the skin on your feet monthly. Look over your entire foot and check between your toes as well. If you notice any new spots or an existing freckle or mole appears to be changing in size, shape, color or texture, bring it to the attention of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel. The foot doctor will examine the spot and refer you to a dermatologist if it looks at all suspicious. Contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment by calling: 732-566-2841.
 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Sun Savvy Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen