Signs of Melanoma: Be Aware So You Can Catch Cancer Early

Signs of Melanoma: Be Aware So You Can Catch Cancer Early

Although melanoma is not the most common form of skin cancer, it is one of the most aggressive. However, unlike many other types of cancer, the patient has a lot of control when it comes to prevention and early detection.

With the proper precautions, including keeping your skin safe from the sun and regular visits to the dermatologist, melanoma can be removed from the body during its early stages—or avoided altogether.

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Patient-doctor teamwork can control eczema

By Brad Yentzer, MD

Itchy, dry, red skin that may include weeping, peeling blisters are symptoms of eczema, a common skin condition that can be severe and long lasting. The exact cause of eczema is not always known, but may be linked to the body’s immune system response to an allergen. Families with a history of allergies or asthma have a greater have risk of developing this non-contagious skin condition.

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Local Dermatopathology Services Improve Patient Care

By Elizabeth Plocharczyk, MD

Diseases of the skin are among the most common medical problems people experience. These include a wide range of conditions from rashes, psoriasis, and infections to skin cancers and melanoma. Physicians treat the most common skin diseases and often arrive at a diagnosis without additional help. However, when the skin does not behave as expected or cancer is suspected, the services of a dermatopathologist can be helpful in arriving at the correct diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Day in the life of a pathologist

Dr. Beth Plocharczyk provides a look at a day in the life of a pathologist and explains why they are considered “the doctor’s doctor.”

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Dermatopathology

Dr. Beth Plocharczyk explains the science of dermatopathology by looking closely at your skin and asking you to do the same.

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