Skin Cancer Awareness Month highlights sun’s danger

Protect yourself in the sun with a hat and sunscreen.

The dangers of the sun’s rays take center stage in May for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Doctors tell more than 1 million Americans each year they have skin cancer, by far the most common of all cancers. One in five people is expected to develop some kind of skin cancer in his or her lifetime. [...]

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Skin cancer cases continue to rise: ASDS survey

Protection from the sun with sunscreen is a major factor in preventing skin cancer.

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

Burt Steffes, MD, screens a patient for skin cancer.

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

2013 Procedures Survey Results

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

American Society for Dermatologic Surgeryu

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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