May 13, 2022
In this podcast, Dr. Riddell Scott, a dermatologist with Ridgeview Medical Center and Clinics, leads the discussion about skin cancer. Dr. Scott discusses changes to our DNA, what dermatology office visits look like, types of skin cancer and treatments available, as well as prevention efforts.
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What happens to our DNA
- Ultraviolet light hits skin and energy is transferred
- Melanocytes & Melanin
- Skin cancer risk factors
- Family history
- Dermatology: pattern recognition
- Patient education
- Repeat exams & recommendations
- ABCDE (asymmatry, border irregularity, color variation, diameter, evolution)
Types of skin cancer:
Squamous , Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma
- Cell physiology
- Metastatic rate
- Primary vs secondary sources
- Stages (0,1,2)
- Treatment (biopsy, MOHS, surgery, radiation, medication)
- 3 Big Things:
- Wear a wide brimmed hat
- Wear sun protective clothing
- Wear sun screen daily
- Sunscreen recommendations
* For more information - see attached "Show Notes".
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