Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, affecting more people than all other cancers combined. More than five million nonmelanoma skin cancers are diagnosed annually in this country. Diagnosis and treatment rates have risen steadily and education on the importance of preventative care has increased, which is critical when considering that regular daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen reduces the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (the second most common form of skin cancer) by 40%.
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Julie Karen, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in skin cancer, laser surgery, antiaging, and the treatment of leg veins. She received her medical degree from Cornell University, completed her residency training at NYU Medical Center, and her fellowship training at NYU and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Karen is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and in 2020 she was again named a New York Times “Super Doctor,” and chosen as one of New York Magazine's “Best Doctors.” Karen has published numerous textbook chapters and dermatology articles.