John D. Boyer, M.D.

Sun Sense: Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

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• Avoid sun between 10am – 4pm
• Wear a hat (broad brimmed)
• Sunscreen daily: SPF 30 UV A&B
• Apply sunscreen frequently & generously
• Sunscreen promotes skin immune function
• Use lip balm SPF 30
• Protect children
• Perform self-skin exam monthly
• See a dermatologist regularly

Types of Skin Cancer

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer. It offers the highest potential for cure.

Originally developed in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has been refined into the most advanced, precise, and effective treatment for a large variety of skin cancer types. Skin cancer often resembles the “tip of the iceberg” with more tumor cells growing downward and outward into the skin like the roots of a tree.