In The Media
PUBLICATION BY DR. GOOS ON MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA IN SITU
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) commonly presents as a malignancy confined to the dermis. Fewer than 10% of cases show varying degrees of epidermal involvement.1 Only a small number of cases of entirely intraepidermal ‘in situ’ MCC (MCCIS) have been reported.2–8 All but one7 of these cases were encountered as an incidental histopathological finding in the presence of an otherwise common cutaneous lesion, such as squamous cell carcinoma in situ,2–5 trichilemmal cyst6 or seborrheic keratosis.8...Read more
THE ART OF BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Bostonian suburbanites desiring to get their skin looking its finest while avoiding big city traffic can turn to the APDerm® Center for Cosmetic Services, where comprehensive medical and cosmetic skin care procedures take place in a modern spa-like setting.
Founded in 1992 and under the direction of board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Samuel D. Goos, the practice consists of three offices, replete with original art, Brazilian cherry floors, suspended glass counter sinks and state-of-the-art exam chairs. The professional, wide-ranging practice consists of 27 treatment rooms, board-certified dermatologists, dermatology certified nurse practitioners, and medical aestheticians . . . Read more
SUN SAFE SUMMER SKIN
Just about everyone loves the sun and the healthy glow it imparts. However, there is a wrinkle to sun-worshipping and that is wrinkles, dangerous sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Here is the new wave in summer skincare, to put your best face forward. Superior to antioxidants. . . Read more
THE DANGERS OF TANNING
Jaime Regen Rea wanted to be tan and popular. She went from a self-proclaimed tanning addict to a melanoma patient in just a couple of years and died just three weeks shy of her 30th birthday. Because her family believes no one should die from a tan, some family members share Jaime's emotional story in the American Academy of Dermatology's TV and print public service advertisements (PSAs). The Academy also is distributing a radio PSA, "Wannabe," which is a contemporary folk song performed by a professional recording artist that encourages people not to tan and instead embrace their natural look.
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Research shows indoor tanning increases a person's melanoma risk by 75 percent. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for 25-29-year-olds and the second most common form of cancer for 15-29-year-olds. UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds also has been associated with non-melanoma skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, as well as wrinkles and age spots.
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Thanks in part to support from the Mass Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology, the Melanoma Foundation of New England produced this video: http://mfne.org/prevent-melanoma/your-skin-is-in/watch-exposed/ -- please make time to view this informative video…