The Mind-Skin Stress Connection

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Does your state of mind affect your skin health, or does your skin health affect your state of mind? The link works both ways! Our experts explain what you need to know and how to mitigate the damage. By Jen Singer As the pandemic began its second year early in 2021, it seemed like an important time to …

High Altitude, High Risk, Part 1

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Did you know that as your altitude increases, so does you risk for skin cancer? More radiation reaches you up there. Skiers (who go high), pilots (higher) and astronauts (highest) have all experienced the consequences. We talked with extraordinary achievers who have learned to protect themselves — and who explain why they chose to enter a field with …

Building Your Skin Cancer Team

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Fortunately, most skin cancers can be treated in a dermatologist’s office. But sometimes your doctor may refer you to another specialist, or work in tandem with one or more. If the disease is diagnosed at a later stage, you may need additional medical professionals to support your treatment and recovery. Learn more about the benefits of a multidisciplinary …

Dr. Ibrahim Discusses Castle Biosciences’ New Gene Expression Profiling Test

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

In this press release, Dr. Ibrahim comments on the utility of the new gene expression profiling test from Castle Biosciences for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).  We are seeing so many cases each day of SCC at Rochester Dermatologic Surgery. Although most of these cancers are cured easily in our office with surgery, we know that as many as 1 in …

Is Virtual Medicine Here to Stay?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More As we finally say goodbye to social distancing and isolation, one thing we may not say goodbye to is the pandemic-prompted expansion of seeing your doctor remotely via video or phone, also known as telemedicine. Dermatology practices across the country rapidly adopted telehealth protocols in spring 2020 to continue providing care for their patients, as did most other …

Indoor Tanning 101: Do You Know the Risks?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Tanning beds have no place in a healthy skin routine. Make sure you have the facts about this harmful habit. Having worked at The Skin Cancer Foundation for several years, the idea that anyone still uses tanning beds is shocking to me. How could anyone think the look of a tan is worth the premature skin aging? Or …

Face Facts

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More By Leslie Laurence FACT: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, with an estimated 3.6 million diagnosed in the U.S. each year. FACT: Skin cancer anywhere on your skin can be scary, but especially around your eyes, nose and mouth. FACT: While many BCCs are easily treated and cured, some can hide below the surface …

When a Common Skin Cancer Advances

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Among the millions of people diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) each year, most are easily treated, but some are not so lucky. Our experts explain how BCC can become advanced and, in rare cases, even life-threatening. Today there are more options for these patients, and this guide provides knowledge, navigation and support. One of the toughest things …