Sun & Skin News

Get Your Skin Examined!

Have you had a doctor check your skin for signs of skin cancer this year? Have you ever had a skin exam? Be honest; we won’t judge.

Men: What’s Under That Beard?

It could be skin cancer, says Ali Hendi, MD, a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist in the Washington, DC, area. And because they’re hidden, these skin cancers often aren’t detected early, when they have the highest chance for minimal treatment and a cure.

Is Virtual Medicine Here to Stay?

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of telemedicine skyrocketed. This practice may be especially useful in teledermatology going forward.

Amelanotic Melanoma: It Doesn’t Look Like Other Melanomas

Amelanotic melanomas can resemble other skin cancers like basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, or worse, may be mistaken for benign moles, scars or cysts. This can delay diagnosis, which may prove dangerous, since early detection of melanoma is critical; early melanomas are almost always curable, while those that advance beyond stage I become more difficult to treat. 

Early Detection Starts with You

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s new ad campaign, The Big See, motivates you to look at yourself in the mirror with a simple new focus that could save your life.

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