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Skin Cancer

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We tend to forget that skin is our biggest organ and while we worry about the signs of aging, we don't worry as much about the signs of skin cancer. It’s the most common type of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. Nearly 5 million Americans are treated each year and it’s on the rise, despite the fact that most skin cancer can be prevented. On Health Link, we examine the types of skin cancer, signs to be alert to, the latest in treatment and how to protect your skin.

QUIZ: How much do you know about skin cancer?

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GUESTS

Jerome C. Hill, MD
Dr. Jerome Hill is a dermatologist in practice at Capital District Dermatology Associates located in Glenmont, New York.
Capital District Dermatology Associates
450 Rte 9W, Glenmont, NY 12077
(518) 434-8121

Charles H. Weissman, MD
Dr. Charles Weissman specializes in Medical Oncology and Hematology at New York Oncology Hematology.  Dr. Weissman is active in clinical research and has authored several published research articles on the treatment of cancer. He is currently the NYOH Principle Investigator for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and is a member of the Lung Cancer Research Committee for US Oncology.

Jamie Simmons
Jamie Simmons was just 24 when she developed a melanoma of her abdominal wall two years ago due to sun bathing and indoor tanning.

Nancye Gooding
Nancye Gooding is an esthetician and is the Founder of Gooding Skin Systems located in Latham, New York.  She has been in the Esthetics Business for over 40 years.

 

RESOURCES

American Cancer Society

American Academy of Dermatology

National Cancer Institute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedlinePlus

The Skin Cancer Foundation

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