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Posts for tag: melanoma

By As reported recently by " The Dermatologist" medical journal
September 20, 2016
Category: Sun Protection
Tags: skin cancer   melanoma   tanning   women  

    A  new American Academy of Dermatology survey revealed that 71% of 18 to 34 year old women know that there is no such thing as a healthy tan, and 66% know that getting a bade tan is not a healthy way to protect themselves from the sun's harmful UV rays. The survey also indicates 98% know that skin cancer can be deadly. 

    "Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the second most common cancer in young women, and we believe this may be due in part to their tanning habits. It is alarming that young women are continuing to tan even though they're aware of the danger."

    "Exposure to UV radiation, whether it's from the sun or an indoor tanning device, is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Women need to take their knowledge and turn it into action by protecting themselves from the sun and staying out of tanning beds."


By Emily Gottstein, PA-C
February 24, 2016
Category: Melanoma
Tags: skin cancer   melanoma   sunscreen   tanning   spray tan  

Sometimes in the evening after work, I enjoy watching the entertainment news shows to stay up on my pop culture. One of the stories this week was about Witney Carson. She is a dancer on "Dancing with the Stars." She revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the potentially deadly form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, on her foot.

She is just a young woman at 22 years old.

Luckily, it was caught early and she was able to undergo a surgical procedure to remove the cancer. She did admit in an interview that she used to go to tanning beds to get "that glow" to her skin. This is just further supporting recent statistics that tanning beds are increasing melanoma rates in young women. This also shows, that melanoma affects us all.

It doesn't matter if you're a regular person or a famous dancer. It's always important to wear sunscreen on a daily basis and if you are looking for that glow to your skin then opt for a spray on tan!

By Chelsea Snyder, R-PAC
February 22, 2016
Category: Melanoma
Tags: melanoma   Tanning Beds  

Melanoma has been the new topic of concern. I am sure that each and every one of us can think of a person that we know who has been diagnosed with this type of skin cancer.

The stats of melanoma diagnoses have increased by 800 percent in women ages 18-29 years. This statistic seems shockingly unrealistic, but believe it! The rates of melanoma are increasing but why??? We think that tanning beds have a lot to do with this.

Tanning beds have been ranked as a class 1 carcinogen, meaning that that the deadly habit ranks amongst arsenic and cigarette smoking.

By simply tanning ONCE in a tanning bed, your overall risk of developing Melanoma increases by 20%! 

(Why are so many women getting skin cancer. Glamour magazine. May 2013.)

By Dr. Peter Accetta
March 31, 2015
Category: Skin Cancer
Tags: melanoma   Botox   Juvederm   Belotero  

Susan, Emily and I are just back from Kauai where we attended a one week conference covering all that is new in medical and cosmetic dermatology.  The course covered the latest advancements in the treatment of skin cancer, highlighted new medications and there were live patient demonstrations of new dermal fillers including Belotero Balance.We had a chance to learn and share techniques with other dermatologic providers from across the country and have a bit of fun while we were at it.  After Kauai, Susan and Emily headed to Oahu for some relaxation while I headed back to the office to employ some of the gleaned from this excelllent meeting.   


 Susan and Emily at Waimea Canyon

By Emily Gottstein, RPA-C
May 02, 2014
Category: Skin Cancer

While watching the NBC Nightly News last night, I caught a short story about gel nail polish. News anchor, Brian Williams discussed how the Dermatology Journal of the American Medical Association released a report. They estimate that only 24 exposures to UV light while getting a gel nail polish manicure may mutate the DNA in your skin and cause skin cancer.

Currently, we recommend that you avoid the UV gel manicures and ask the nail technician if they have LED light gel polish manicures, which are thought to be safer. Better yet, avoid it all together and as always, make sure you wear your mineral-based sunscreen everyday!

You can watch the story yourself at

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