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Show: To Your Good Health Radio w/ Dr. David Friedman
Dr. Joseph Gulfo
Sunscreen And Summer Safety
As temperatures heat up across the nation and people start spending more time outside, it’s important to know the facts about the most common type of cancer in the U.S. — skin cancer. Each year, more than 120,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, killing on average one person every hour in the United States alone. More than 2 million people are treated for basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer each year as well. Dr. Gulfo will be joining Dr Friedman on the show to discuss skin cancer; how we can spot it and what we can do to prevent this deadly disease.
Dr. Joseph Gulfo: * One of the most important decisions a dermatologist can make is whether a mark on a patient's skin might be melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Until now, doctors have been forced to rely on their vision, sometimes aided by a dermascope to decide whether a spot needs a biopsy. Mela Sciences, along with Dr. Gulfo, has developed a computer-assisted device, called MelaFind, (currently under expedited review by the FDA) that could revolutionize the way doctors screen patients for cancer.
Dr. David Friedman