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The Ugly Duckling Sign

Published on October 17, 2017
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“The Ugly Duckling Sign” may be the best way for none dermatologist to recognize a melanoma. Most patient education materials talk about using the A,B,C,D, Es of melanoma detection. (Asymmetry, Boarder irregularity, Color variation, Diameter larger than 6mm and Evolution

Genetic Testing For Melanoma Risk: who should have it?

Published on October 2, 2017
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A recent study from France published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at risk factors that should lead to genetic testing for the high risk melanoma gene. Their conclusion was that testing was merited in patients with

Melanomas usually just happen on their own!

Published on September 11, 2017
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The majority of melanomas arise from new lesions rather than existing moles, according to a review published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. While we always emphasis the importance of following the appearance of

Melanoma Rates Still Rising in California

Published on August 31, 2017
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A new study from the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has confirmed that the rates of melanoma are still on the rise among white Californians. All the more reason to protect yourself from the damaging rays of the sun, check your

Thin Melanomas – Age Matters!

Published on August 11, 2017
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A new study suggests that in young patients with thin melanomas (0.5 -1mm depth) there may be an approximately 5% risk of lymph nodes being involved. As such, even though present guidelines do not recommend it, in young patients with

Mohs wins out again

Published on August 10, 2017
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Recent published study confirms Mohs micrographic surgery as the patients treatment of choice even for superficial skin cancers. Patients in the study preferred Mohs surgery not only because it gave a better long term cure rate but it was seen

Wear UV Protective Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyelids from Skin Cancer

Published on July 25, 2017

We already know that UV protective sunglasses are important to lessen the long term risk of cataracts. Now a recent study shows that most of us do not apply sunscreen to our eyelids, leaving them susceptible to UV damage. Wearing

Yet Another Good Reason to Quite Smoking!

Published on July 18, 2017
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A team from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute studied nearly 19 thousand people and found that current smokers were significantly more likely to develop a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin than non-smokers. “We don’t yet understand how smoking

Melanoma linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Published on July 14, 2017
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Patients with Parkinson’s disease are about four times more likely to develop melanoma, and conversely, patients with melanoma have a four-fold higher risk of developing Parkinson’s, according to a study published in the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

More Is Not Always Better

Published on June 21, 2017
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In the past, lymph node dissection was thought to benefit patients with melanoma. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, has shown that it does not seem to have any added benefits. The study concluded that

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