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The Importance of Early Detection of Melanoma

Written by Marnie B. Nussbaum, M.D., F.A.A.D.
The incidence of skin cancer, which is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in the U.S., is rapidly on the rise. As a practicing dermatologist, I find myself detecting these cancers in younger and younger patients who are visiting the office for reasons other than a full body skin check. Three main types of skin cancer are routinely diagnosed and can be subdivided into…
Abhyanga (pronounced Abbey Unger – as in younger) is a Sanskrit word. Abhy means "to rub" and anga means "limbs". Abhyanga is, just as it says, rubbing oil into the skin from head to toe. Fundamentally it is as simple as that. There are many translations of the word beyond this purely literal one, some more engaging than others. Here are a brief collection from…
It is the most fundamental and rewarding procedure to accelerate results and give the skin a softer, smoother appearance. Clients ask for it by name because it diminishes fine lines, refines the look of the pores, improves textural changes, and is a viable treatment for acne management. The epidermal remodeling benefits of microdermabrasion are performed in aesthetic treatment rooms, physician's offices and – with thanks…
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become widely accepted over the last decade as a supplementary avenue to be used in conjunction with traditional medicine for treating cancer and its side effects. Approximately 80 percent of cancer patients use at least one CAM modality or another, often looking to their spa professionals for additional support and guidance in the process. For most of us, the…
Even as the rates of some cancers are falling, Mayo Clinic is seeing a shocking trend: the dramatic rise of skin cancer, especially among people under 40. According to a study by Mayo Clinic, the incidence of melanoma has escalated, and young women are the hardest hit. Researchers conducted a population-based study. The study found the incidence of melanoma increased eightfold amongst young women and fourfold among…

November 2022

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