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Skin Cancer Education Provided by 3,000 Dermatologists for Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Date:5/4/2010

Skin cancer handouts are published online by over 3,000 dermatologists to inform their patients and the public about the importance of skin cancer prevention and detection.

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) May 4, 2010 -- Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed of all cancers and dermatologists are providing their patients with new, in-depth resources in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month to educate them about the importance of prevention and early detection of skin cancer.

Skin cancer resources now include patient handouts about pre-cancerous skin lesions called actinic keratoses, different types of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and others), skin cancer medications (5-FU, imiquimod) and skin cancer treatments, such as Mohs surgery.

There are also patient-oriented references about skin cancer prevention and early detection when treatment is most likely to be successful. These include patient handouts on sunscreens, sun protection, the dangers of indoor tanning, and steps on how to perform a skin self-exam, including access to a body mole map.

The skin cancer content directs patients to esteemed organizations dedicated to skin cancer prevention, including the Skin Cancer Foundation and American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

In honor of the public effort to raise skin cancer awareness, Vivacare has expanded the skin cancer information made available to the 3,000 dermatologists using Vivacare’s "From Your Doctor" patient education service. Dermatologists use Vivacare to enhance their own practice Websites with customizable patient handouts, patient eNewsletters, and other resources to help patients better understand and manage their skin conditions.

“We are pleased to provide dermatologists with the tools to inform their patients about skin cancer", said Dr. Mark Becker, pediatrician and President of Vivacare. “Vivacare’s goal is to help physicians educate their patients and it is particularly important to help doctors communicate the importance of skin cancer prevention, such as the regular use of sunscreens, and to promote measures that lead to early skin cancer detection.”

More 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, and more than 90% of them are related to excessive exposure to UV radiation, usually from the sun. If a skin biopsy reveals cancer, the dermatologist may recommend one of several medical and surgical treatment options depending upon the type of cancer, its size, location, and the needs of the individual.

About Vivacare
Vivacare is a patient education company based in Berkeley, California that makes it easy for medical professionals to share practical health information with their patients, leading to improved clinical care and patient satisfaction. The patient education service is available to physicians within 12 medical specialties.

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