Skin cancer cases continue to rise: ASDS survey

Not only are skin cancer treatments again the top procedure performed by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery members, but the number of cases also continues to rise, according to a recent ASDS survey. ASDS members performed more than 3 million skin cancer treatments in 2013, an increase of 13 percent from 2012, according to the [...]

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ASDS member’s free skin cancer screenings get results

In real estate, the axiom is “location, location, location.” ASDS member Burt Steffes, MD, knows that adage also applies to access to preventive screenings for dangerous skin lesions. Yet another patient with an advanced skin cancer tumor had come to his Fond du Lac, Wis., office for help. Dr. Steffes observed that this patient – [...]

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ASDS members report performing 22 percent more procedures in 2013

ASDS members performed nearly 22 percent more medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2013 than in 2012, with increases reported in every category – from skin cancer to body sculpting and wrinkle treatments. The 2013 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures, released Feb. 10, shows members performed nearly 9.5 million treatments – up from about 8 [...]

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Skin Health Awareness: Front page and center

You’re going to be hearing a lot about the health of your skin and the importance of dermatologic surgeons in keeping your skin healthy thanks to several national news stories in a USA Today “Skin Health Awareness” insert June 28. The “Skin Health Awareness” campaign is aimed at reaching millions of readers just like you [...]

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Half-marathons: You can’t outrun the sun

You’ve trained long and hard for that half-marathon. You’ve run endless miles for endless hours to prepare yourself. You’re in prime physical shape, but what about your skin? While half-marathon running is great physical exercise, it can also be dangerous – even deadly – for your skin if the proper precautions aren’t taken. “As the popularity [...]

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