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SOURCE: The CareGiver Partnership
The CareGiver Partnership chooses May, Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, to remind readers rates of skin cancer are highest among people in their 80s, which is why prevention and early detection are important at any age. Seniors who also are managing incontinence can benefit from a skin care regimen that cleans, treats and protects.
Neenah, WI (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Skin cancer, the most common of all types of cancers, occurs in people of all ages, and about 76,250 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Rates increase with age and are highest among those in their 80s. When melanoma is detected early, before the tumor has penetrated the skin, the survival rate is as high as 97 percent, which is why it’s important to prevent and detect.
“As we get ready to welcome summer, it’s time to adjust skin care regimens to reflect the changes in temperature and humidity,” says Dianna Malkowski, physician assistant, nutritionist and professional adviser for The CareGiver Partnership, a national retailer of home healthcare products.
“Summer weather causes skin to sweat more than usual, reducing its ability to breathe. Further, problems resulting from chronic incontinence — such as rashes, infections and ulcers — require extra steps to gently cleanse and protect.”
Malkowski recommends the following steps for healthy summer skin for seniors:
“May is a good time to remind everyone to watch carefully for any changes in the skin, such as moles that change in appearance. If you are fair and have a family history of melanoma, your risk for skin cancer is even greater,” Malkowski says. “Visit the American Cancer Society website for more information on preventing and detecting melanoma.”
Dianna Malkowski is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and Mayo Clinic trained nutritionist specializing in diabetes, cancer, wound healing, therapeutic diets and nutrition support. She serves on the board of professional advisers for The CareGiver Partnership and enjoys working with patients and caregivers alike. Ask Dianna a question.
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