Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers with melanoma being the cause of the majority of skin cancer deaths. The incidence of melanoma continues to increase and it has become one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, especially among young adult women ages 20-39. This year, an estimated 73,000 melanomas will be diagnosed in the U.S. In this panel interview, Dr. Goodman and Dr. Patel discuss prevention, treatment options, and if there's a way to beat skin cancer.
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Joseph Goodman, MD is board-certified in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOTO) and specializes in Head & Neck Surgery, specifically surgical oncology of the Head & Neck with functional reconstruction.
Dr. Vishal Patel is board certified in dermatology and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Patel is a fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon who specializes in cutaneous oncology and reconstructive surgery.