What are the risk factors for getting skin cancer?
- Ultraviolet (Sun) exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers including melanoma.
- Fair Skin
- Older Age
- Weakened Immune System
- Genetic factors
How to protect your skin?
- Do Not burn or tan
- Stay in the shade, especially between 10 am and 4 pm
- Wear protective clothing, even if you are not in direct sun light
- Apply sunscreen to cover all exposed skin at least 15 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every 2 hours.
- Check your skin for signs of cancer, such as mole checks
- See your doctor if you develop new moles or if they change color or shape.
Which sunscreen should I use?
- It is recommended to select a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher, and Broad Spectrum (to prevent against UVA & UVB). Non-comedogenic is good also as it won’t clog pores
Does OHIP Cover Dermatology services?
- OHIP covers most consultations unless a person is referred for a cosmetic treatment.
- OHIP does not pay for removal of lesions such as warts on hands, skin tags, blackheads, elective removal of benign moles, or injections of acne cysts and scars among other services.
- Patients will always be advised if they need to pay for a service before it is started to ensure they are aware, and there are no surprises.
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York Dermatology Center
Located in the heart of Richmond Hill, York Dermatology Center is located at:
250 Harding Blvd W,
Suite # 312
Richmond Hill, ON
Canada, L4C 9M7
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