ASDS fights rising skin cancer rates


Despite factors such as longer life expectancies and a societal emphasis on tanning – which contribute to rising skin cancer rates – ASDS members are determined to not only diagnose and treat the disease but help prevent it. Skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure by ASDS members for the fourth year in a [...]

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Finally! A consensus on how basal cell skin cancer should be treated


With nearly 3 million new cases of basal cell carcinoma diagnosed in the U.S. each year, a new set of consensus treatment recommendations couldn’t come at a better time. The result of this first-ever comprehensive literature review and evaluation of all treatment methods by a panel of expert dermatologic surgeons: surgical options are recommended over [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: More important now than ever

The consequences of sun worship command extra attention during the month of May, and the latest data show there is much education still to be done. Unfortunately, Skin Cancer Awareness Month is more necessary than ever. Doctors tell more than 1 million Americans each year they have skin cancer, by far the most common of [...]

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New videos in time for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

PSA video art

Skin cancer can be life-threatening – a message the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is driving home with a pair of powerful, new videos. The videos raise awareness about the need for men to adopt sun-protective behaviors and the dangers of indoor tanning.  ASDS members – as well as media outlets – are being encouraged [...]

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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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