With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we teamed up with NY-based dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Mary Stevenson, to talk all about prevention, detection and some key tips around safe sun practices. In this episode Dr. Stevenson shares important details about types of skin cancer and the process of Mohs micrographic surgery. She also discusses what to expect during a dermatologic skin examination and why there is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Join us as we raise awareness through education of the dangers of unprotected UV exposure and encourage sun-safe habits everywhere.
What to do next:
•Schedule your skin scan with a dermatologist
•See your professional skin therapist
•Select a broad spectrum SPF
About Dr. Mary Stevenson
Dr. Stevenson, is a dermatologic surgeon who specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery a treatment for skin cancer, as well as laser and cosmetic procedures. She is currently at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology NYU Langone Medical Center and is a Stewart J. Rahr Young Investigator. Her clinical research focuses on high risk skin cancers including squamous cell carcinoma. She was also awarded a Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery by the Dermatology Foundation for work on the “Identification of novel risk factors and biomarkers for poor outcomes in squamous cell carcinoma.”