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Sun and Skin: From Burns to Melanoma, What Every Clinician Needs to Know and Share

Summary: Sun and Skin: From Burns to Melanoma, What Every Clinician Needs to Know and Share Toni Kamins, MA; Jennifer Leavitt | April 21, 2017 | Contributor Information “There is no such thing as a healthy tan,” says the American Skin Association, which regards any tan as an injury, no matter how beautiful it may …

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Self-Tanner How-To Tips for Our Patients

Summary: From the cosmetic surgery forum May 4, 2017   We all know that self-tanners allow patients to get that sun-kissed look without exposing them to the damage that comes with extended sun exposure. Modern self-tanner formulas are often cumulative and because they work in layers are customizable offering patients a safe way to get …

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Outpatient vs Operating Room

Summary: Outpatient vs Operating Room Setting for Fort Myers or Naples Treatment of Skin Cancer TAKE-HOME MESSAGE This retrospective study compared the cost of treating skin cancer in different settings by using billing records for 18 operating room and 18 matched outpatient cases. Of the 18 matched pairs, 17 pairs had sufficient data for American Society …

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The white badge of courage – Must Read!

Summary: Shell Shocked: The white badge of courage April 5, 2017 By Art Stevens , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander     I was leaving a Sanibel restaurant the other day with a white bandage on my face. As I passed a nearby table another gentleman had a similar bandage on his face. He …

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Sunscreen Is Protective Against Skin DNA Damage

Summary: TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors of this systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of sunscreen use in humans for the prevention of DNA damage in vivo when applied prior to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure. In all 10 studies included, significantly reduced levels of UVR-induced DNA damage were found in sunscreen-protected skin. There is consistent evidence that …

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Mohs an Option in Older Patients with Non-Melanoma Skin Ca

Summary: Good 8-year survival outcomes seen in patients 85 and up by Ed Susman  –  Contributing Writer, MedPage Today March 07, 2017 Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. ORLANDO …

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Beach Umbrella Provides Less Sun Protection Than Sunscreen With a High SPF

Summary: TAKE-HOME MESSAGE A cohort of 81 study participants were randomized to sun protection using a beach umbrella or sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 100 on a sunny beach for 3 hours at midday. The umbrella group showed a significant increase in sunburn scores for all body sites compared with baseline. In addition, …

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FDA Approves Second Targeted Combination Therapy For Advanced Melanoma

Summary: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination targeted therapy vemurafenib-cobimetinib (Zelboraf-Cotellic) for about half of all patients with Stage IV melanoma that is inoperable or has metastasized throughout the body. On November 10, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination targeted therapy vemurafenib-cobimetinib (Zelboraf-Cotellic) for about half of all patients …

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Bob Marley Shouldn’t Have Died From Melanoma

Summary: Why Bob Marley died tragically at 36 of a rare type of skin cancer called acral lentiginous melanoma, which mostly affects people of color. Bob Marley should be celebrating his 71st birthday today. Instead, the Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter died of melanoma in 1981 when he was only 36.It’s easy to see how he …

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Antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer

Summary: A team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by patients with cancer. Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells disseminate from their primary site to other …

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