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Skin Cancer in the News by Stephen Schleicher, MD Summer weather is upon us and this time epidemic in the US. To follow are some re- Academy of Dermatology of year the media justifiably devotes consid- cent headlines: revealed that “only about erable attention to skin cancer, at present an A May, 2012 survey by the American half of US adults know how to look for skin cancer signs”. The survey also documented ACNE • PSORIASIS • ROSACEA • SKIN CANCER • BOTOX & FILLERS that “74 percent of people didn’t know that LASERS • TATTOO REMOVAL • MICRODERMABRASION skin cancer is the most common cancer, and FULL SKIN EXAMS that 30 percent were unaware about how easy it is to treat skin cancer when found early.” 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, with one in five people expected to 20 North Laurel St., Hazleton receive a skin cancer diagnosis sometime in Jamie Stephen their lifetime. Remaley, PA-C Schleicher, MD A report from the Mayo Clinic documents Board Certified Stephen M. Schleicher, MD the rising incidence of skin cancer among younger people (ages 18 to 39); indoor tanReading Dermatology Associates is pleased to announce a ning is one of the main culprits. In fact, womnew addition to it’s team, Jamie Remaley, PA-C en under 40 are eight times more likely to get MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED skin cancer now than they were in 1970. 36 states have placed restrictions on minors’ use of tanning beds and California has completely banned tanning-bed use by people under Insurance Claims Processed • Wheelchairs the age of 18. Good news since a report in the Walkers • Hospital Beds • Commode Chairs May issue of Morbidity and Mortality Report Disposables • Glucose Monitors notes that many women who tan indoors do Bath Safety Aids • Surgical Dressings so up to 28 times each year. Breast Forms & Bras • Oxygen Also in May: the NJ Record noted that Urinary Ostomy Supplies “only one in 14 Hispanic adults nationwide have been screened for skin cancer, despite the disease's tendency to be more virulent in this population”. This is an important mesHours Daily 9 am to 4:30 pm sage for our area given the changing popula92 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton, PA tion demographics. P

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