Skin Cancer Awareness Month: At-Home Skin Cancer Prevention

The month of May is dedicated to Skin Cancer Awareness  during which organizations like the American Academy of Dermatology aim to raise awareness of safe sun habits, skin protection, and other important prevention strategies. Over 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States alone and according to current estimates, …

Advances in Melanoma Treatment and Prognosis

The most dangerous type of skin cancer, melanoma, can be entirely curable if caught and treated early. However, once it has become metastatic, the average five-year survival rate drops down to between 15 and 20%. Previously, patients with a late stage melanoma diagnosis faced poor outcomes and very low survival rates. A melanoma diagnosis used …

Skin Cancer Procedures Outnumber Cosmetic Treatments in 2018

In its seventh annual Survey on Dermatologic Procedures, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) analyzed data from participating physicians to quantify the top medically necessary and cosmetic procedures performed in 2018. Their recent report reveals a continued increase in the number of procedures with more than 12.5 million total treatments last year – a 7.5% …