What happens to your biopsy tissue sample after your dermatologist ships it off to the lab?
Although a skin exam with your primary care physician (PCP) can be a starting point in evaluating your skin for cancer, a dermatologist is the expert.
Knowing when and what to biopsy is an important skill set for a dermatologist, but getting an accurate diagnosis is still a complicated process. That’s where a dermatopathologist comes in.
Firefighters risk their lives running into burning buildings, but the menace doesn’t come just from the fire. They may face an increased risk for developing melanoma, the most dangerous of the three most common types of skin cancer.
Does a sunscreen stay effective after its expiration date?
Growing up in Philadelphia and Queens, New York, I wasn’t really an outdoorsy type of child. I spent a lot of time in the dance studio doing ballet, tap and jazz. I did go to Greece every summer, which is where my family is originally from, and I spent a lot of time in the sun on the beaches there. I have that Mediterranean olive skin, and I tanned well.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. We spoke to an expert to better understand where most skin cancers are found.
Recent research suggests that there may be a link between three common medical conditions and skin cancer. We delved into the research and spoke to the experts about whether you should be concerned — or not.
Moles can develop at any age. However, it is more common to develop moles as a child.
When you consider the dangers of indoor tanning, it’s difficult to believe the practice is still legal for anyone, let alone children. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a proven human carcinogen, and more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year are linked to indoor tanning. Yet we know that teenagers around the country are still using UV tanning beds.