May 2016 Newsletter

Published on May 11, 2016

More and more young women are being diagnosed with pre-cancerous lesions on their faces, necks and scalps.

In fact, statistics show an alarming rise in skin cancers among women, particularly white women under 40 years old. This includes an 800 percent rise in melanomas (the deadliest type of skin cancer) since 1970.

I warned you about this in my July 2015 newsletter, where I published photos of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions. You may want to refresh your memory by reviewing those photos now.

No Need to Fall Victim

If you detect something suspicious please come see me immediately. I can easily remove lesions here in the office under local anesthesia and have them checked for cancerous tissue. If the edges are negative, I sew it up in one visit

Unlike Moh’s surgery (the dermatologist’s standard treatment for lesions), which may involve reconstruction, what I do is simple. It’s a one-stop visit. My success rates are the same as with Moh’s and there’s low recurrence and lower cost.

Plus, you get the bonus of a nice aesthetic minimal cosmetic surgeon’s scar!

Some skin cancers even qualify for topical
cream treatment, with no cutting at all!

You can drive up and park at the front door of my office. No stairs, elevators, or distant parking lots to navigate.

I make it convenient for you to be safe!

EIGHT SPECIAL RISK FACTORS FOR SKIN CANCER

 
Has anyone in your family ever had skin cancer?


 
Do you have unusual looking moles?


 
Do you have more than 50 ordinary moles?


 
Do you have many freckles?


 
Did you have one or more severe, blistering sunburns as a child or teenager?


 
Do you have fair skin and light eyes?


 
Are you taking any medications that might weaken your immune system (for example, corticosteroids)?


 
Do you frequently spend time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. without skin protection?

BE SAFE, NOT SORRY

This summer I want you to slather on that sunscreen, both before you go out (let the lotion set for 20 minutes before exposing your skin) and at frequent intervals while you’re outdoors.

And right now, I want you to think of all of your light-haired, blue-eyed, freckled friends and forward this newsletter to them. Show them how much you care!

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