Nine Tips for Taking Your Medication Safely: What Skin Cancer Patients Need to Know

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

Whether you have a new, unfamiliar prescription or you’re unsure how to juggle taking several medications, here are some recommendations to be sure you’re making the safest choices. While some skin cancers can be cured with a single surgery when caught early, many others are treated with drugs taken orally, infused intravenously or applied topically. A skin cancer diagnosis can …

Parents: How Do You Stack Up on Sun Protection?

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

A national poll shows that parents are doing a good job keeping their kids sun safe — but there’s always room for improvement! Whenever kids venture outdoors, there are plenty of things to worry about: bug bites, scraped knees and allergies all top the list. Then, of course, there’s sun safety. Parents should practice effective sun protection with their children, …

My Spot Looks So Good since the Biopsy – Why Do I Need More Surgery?

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

Many patients who have had a biopsy for skin cancer ask if it is still necessary to undergo a second procedure for definitive treatment.  “It’s healed up,” or “There doesn’t look like there’s anything left” are common thoughts we hear from our patients. It is important to note that a skin biopsy is a diagnostic, not therapeutic procedure. In other …

The Good Things About Having Cancer

sfarnand In The Media

In this article, one of Dr. Ibrahim’s patients reports her experience with having a lifelong syndrome that leads to the development of numerous skin cancers from an early age. Basal cell nevus syndrome or “Gorlin syndrome” is a genetic condition that predisposes patients to a high number of basal cell cancers. Sun protection and skin surveillance are of the utmost importance …