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

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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

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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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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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