More than 100,000 adults are diagnosed with invasive melanoma each year. It's the fifth most common cancer among men and sixth most common cancer among women. Rochester Regional Health Dermatologist Brett Shulman, MD, answers our questions about skin cancer and how you can reduce your risk of getting skin cancer.
Compared to other skin cancers, melanoma has a significantly greater chance of being fatal. Because of its ability to travel to other parts of the body, early detection can save your life. While melanoma can kill you, it is preventable by minimizing UV exposure. It’s also detectable through frequent self-exams and screenings by the right physicians.
Several factors can come into play. They include:
There is no such thing as safe tanning. No tan will protect you from sunburn. The concept of a “base tan” is a marketing tool by the tanning bed industry.
Speaking of tanning beds, there is no industry standard for their use, strength or maintenance. Studies from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology have shown that as many as 70% of people exceed the maximum recommended exposure when they use a tanning bed.
Genesee Valley Dermatology & Laser Centre is upstate New York's premier provider of dermatological services, offering the full range of general dermatology, laser, and cosmetic skin care services.Learn More
LGBTQ+ Pride Month commemorates the pursuit of equal justice for and a celebration of the LGBTQ+ communities and their allies. Here is how Rochester honors the month.
Dr. Louise Caroll discusses the warning signs and symptoms of possible complications during pregnancy – what to watch for, when to call, what to say and more.
What changes during pregnancy? The Rochester Regional Health obstetrics and gynecology team offers an in-depth view of the emotional and physical changes to expect.