May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month and three dermatologists and a physician assistant from South Shore Skin Center and Spa will be on site at the free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center, 275 Sandwich Street in Plymouth.
Ramzi W. Saad M.D., Barry M. Austin, M.D. and Navid Bouzari, M.D., Board Certified Dermatologists along with Vanessa Rando, PA, will conduct skin cancer screenings, which includes an assessment of sun spots and moles. They will also provide patients with sun safety and melanoma prevention tips.
This free screening is supported by the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society. It is open to the public. Call to register (508) 732-4940.
Last May, South Shore Skin Center and Spa dermatologists spotted several potential cases of melanoma during their free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic held at their Plymouth practice. That event was a collaboration of Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center and South Shore Skin Center and Spa and supported by the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society.
According to Richard F. Eisen, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist and Founding Physician/Director of South Shore Skin Center and Spa, “Melanoma is rising rapidly in New England and in particular in the South Shore area. At last year’s screening, among the 100 who attended, we diagnosed one severe case of melanoma and three potential new melanoma cases which were confirmed after biopsy.”
Recent data has shown that melanoma is the number one cancer in young, white American women. South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s physicians remind adults and children to follow these important measures in the prevention of skin cancer:
Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.
Use ample amounts of sunscreen or sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if it is cloudy.
Wear protective clothing and large framed or wrap-around sunglasses to protect the eye area.
Have your skin checked by a dermatologist regularly.
Note any moles or other spots on the skin that have changed. Have them checked by a physician as soon as possible.
About South Shore Skin Center and Spa
South Shore Skin Center and Spa is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. South Shore Skin Center and Spa is a 2011 Best of South Shore Living Winner.
Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center and Spa is a unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, surgical assistants, and licensed aestheticians who are all specialists in dermatology and share a passion for excellence and a commitment to providing the highest level of care to both children and adults in the greater Boston area. In addition to the medical dermatology office and Mohs Surgical Unit for skin cancer, South Shore Skin Center and Spa offers cosmetic dermatology treatments for wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, hair removal, tattoos and more using the Fraxel re:store DUAL and Fraxel re:pair lasers, ePrime, Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers therapeutic massage and a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Clear + Brilliant, Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; Thermage; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels.
South Shore Skin Center and Spa is located at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3, in Plymouth, Mass. (508) 747-0711 and at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202, in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.