“More people develop skin cancer because of indoor tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking.

“the risk of cutaneous melanoma is increased by 75% when the use of tanning devices starts before age 30.” Tanning Beds and Skin Cancer Risks Types Purpose Risks Alternatives What is a tan? Our society associates a glowing tan with health, youth, and attractiveness. However, the plain truth is that a tan or sunburn is […]

Lichenoid keratosis

During my most recent Advanced Skin Cancer Screening, the Demographer discovered a new growth on the top of my left ear.  With the D-200 EVO at 50X magnification (5 times more than a Dermoscope) the Epiluminecense Microscopy was color-coded RED by the Academic Dermatologist at OHSU.  My local Dermatologist admitted that he would not have […]

Melanoma Early Detection: Big Data, Bigger Picture

Tracy Petrie1, Ravikant Samatham1, Alexander M. Witkowski2,3, Andre Esteva4 and Sancy A. Leachman1,5 Innovative technologies, including novel communication and imaging tools, are affecting dermatology in profound ways. A burning question for the field is whether we will retrospectively react to innovations or proactively leverage them to benefit precision medicine. Early detection of melanoma is a dermatologic area particularly poised […]

Employee Skin Cancer Screenings – One Forward-Thinking Employer

January 1, 2018, Corporate Examinations, Frontpage Article, News Mountain Enterprises is a forward-thinking California corporation that decided to help better protect their employees’ health by providing screening examinations to detect early developing melanoma and other skin cancers. Background Treating an employee for a diagnosed melanoma or other skin cancer in many cases relies on what is known […]