Melanoma Cancer: Prevention & Treatment

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How can you protect your body from the sun?
Air Date: 9/3/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Omeed Memar, MD, PhD
Omeed MemarDr. Omeed Memar is an active clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University and medical director of Academic Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Memar graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch with an M.D. and Ph.D. in the field of immunopathology of skin, with an extensive hands-on experience in pathological preparation and examination of skin tissue.

Dr. Memar started his residency training in dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was trained by leaders in the field of dermatology, dermato-pathology, hair biology and dermatologic surgery.

Dr. Omeed Memar trained under the world renowned Dr. Virginia C. Fiedler in dermatology. Dr. Memar has published in leading journals, co-authored numerous chapters for textbooks, designed medical devices in the field of dermatologic surgery, and presented his research across the country.

Dr. Memar performs Mohs surgery, cosmetic and laser surgery. He also is the Mohs surgeon at A&G Dermatology.
Melanoma Cancer: Prevention & Treatment
Recently, former President Jimmy Carter shared with the world that doctors found melanoma in his brain. There are several types of skin cancer, melanoma being the most serious form.

Skin cancer is caused by the abnormal growth of your skin cells in areas that may have been overly-exposed to the sun (your face, scalp, ears, chest, arms, hands, legs, and palms).

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, each year in the U.S., five million people are treated for skin cancer.

How can you protect yourself from skin cancer?

Omeed Memar, MD, PhD, shares everything you need to know on how to prevent and treat melanoma.


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