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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Welcome to my site, my name is Jess Indaja. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after struggling with my weight throughout my teen years and adulthood. My doctor informed me about all of the dangers associated with my diet and exercise habits. I was encouraged to change the way I ate and moved in an effort to reverse my blood sugar problem. I made the changes, but still struggle with controlling my blood sugar. After going through this trying situation, I decided to make a site that may help others with problems associated with type 2 diabetes. I will discuss diagnostic procedures, treatments and medical research concerning this disease. I hope you visit often and learn all you can to control your type 2 diabetes or help others with this condition.

Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Dealing With Skin Cancer: How To Keep Your Skin Healthy And Beautiful

by Carla Hudson

When you are diagnosed with cancer in any form, the news is disheartening and difficult to process. And when the diagnosis is skin cancer, you may find yourself at once dismayed and relieved. You feel dismay because any cancer is bad, but also because of the potential for large and noticeable scars on your otherwise beautiful skin, and you feel relief because most forms of skin cancer are easily treatable and can be eradicated quickly. While undergoing skin cancer treatments, there are ways to keep your skin as healthy and beautiful as possible. Get to know these options and proceed with your treatments knowing that you will come out as beautiful as ever.

Hire A Plastic Surgeon To Remove Cancerous Cells

Because the lesions and cancerous cells associated with skin cancer are all at surface level, you can actually have a plastic surgeon perform all of the removal procedures if you would like. While oncologists and other types of surgeons generally remove cancerous cells and tumors, plastic surgeons are fully capable of doing so in the case of skin cancer. 

The benefit of having a plastic surgeon perform the initial removal of malignant tissues is that they will pay special attention to the potential scarring associated with any incisions and sutures and will take the extra time and effort to keep any scarring to a bare minimum. Plastic surgeons are highly trained to pay attention to cosmetic and aesthetic appeal whereas other surgeons are more concerned with function rather than appearance.

For more information about how a cosmetic surgeon can help, contact a professional such as John Gatti MD.

Go To A Dermatologist After Removal

If you already had your cancers removed by an oncologist or general surgeon, or are just looking to further minimize the negative cosmetic effects of treatment and surgery, pay your dermatologist a visit following removal. Your dermatologist will not only be able to inspect you for any further potential malignancies, but can prescribe a skin care regimen that will help keep your skin healthy and vibrant. 

Dermatologists can also provide your with laser treatments or skin creams that reduce the appearance of age spots, scars, and visible skin damage. This means if your cancer treatments did leave you with noticeable scarring, your dermatologist may be able to help fade and hide those scars, leaving you with healthier looking skin.

Take Care Of Your Newly Healthy Skin

Of course, once you have defeated your skin cancer, a strict skin care regimen will help diminish any negative effects and prevent future damage. Be sure to moisturize your skin daily, and protect yourself from exposure to UV rays.

This means wearing sunscreen whenever outdoors and above all else, avoiding tanning beds. There is no use working so hard to get your skin beautiful again just to intentionally damage it. 

Skin cancer is no picnic to deal with. However, you can treat your cancer and keep any noticeable scarring and skin damage to a minimum by following these simple steps.