FOX 47 - Health News
MADISON (WMSN) -- A Madison patient is sharing her fight against skin cancer, and how you can prevent it from happening to you.
36-year-old Kierstin Kloeckner says she noticed skin changes on her shoulders, back and face two years ago.
It turned out she had basil cell carcinoma - a form of skin cancer.
Kierstin says it's important to stay in tune with your body - especially if you have a family history of skin cancer like her.
Her dermatologist - Dr. Bob McDonald says your skin is a window for what's going on inside your body.
He says it's important to cover up when you go outside, and it's important to do a self exam of your skin every week.
"The best exam is your exam because nobody cares more about your skin than you do," said Dr. Bob McDonald, Dean West Clinic Dermatologist.
The doctor adds many people don't realize the sun plays a huge role for the health of your skin.
He says most of his patients don't realize rosacea, which causes blotchy red spots on the face, is caused by over-exposure from the sun.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|What the FDA's warning to KIND bars really means|
When it comes to the ultimate grab-and-go food, snack bars reign—just take a peek in our purses and gym bags. Whether fruit and nut or chocolate and peanut butter (even savory flavors, like lamb and currant), we’ve all got our favorites.
|Aydian Dowling vies to become first trans person on a Men's Health cover|
The hundreds of men who have entered this year’s Ultimate Men’s Health Guy Search all have a story of personal transformation to share.
|For pro athletes battling addiction, their names can be the biggest obstacle|
Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate.
|Glaxo recalls popular form of flu vaccine due to potency problem|
GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine distributed throughout the U.S. because its effectiveness can decline over time.
|California officials declare Disneyland-linked measles outbreak over|
California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
Tonight on FOX 47
11:00am FA Cup: "Reading vs. Arsenal"
1:30pm Paid Program
2:00pm Two and a Half Men
2:30pm Two and a Half Men
3:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling
4:00pm Big Bang Theory
4:30pm Big Bang Theory
5:00pm UFC Fight Night Prelims
7:00pm UFC Fight Night
** Times Approximate after UFC **
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
10:00pm Animation Domination
11:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling