Skin Cancer Treatment Winnemucca NV

I had good reason. For starters, I grew up in Southern California and spent my summers basking in the sun slathered in baby oil. Never mind the agonizing sunburns that would follow—it was simply the cool thing to do. In fact, during the off'season I’d “sunbathe” under a sunlamp in my bedroom and sometimes fall asleep, which subsequently led to a couple of trips to the doctor for second'degree burns.

Stringham, Charles MD - Stringham Charles MD
(775) 623-0550
130 E Haskell St, #B
Winnemucca, NV
 
Robert Strimling, MD
(702) 243-6400
10105 Banburry Cross Drive
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute
Specialties
Dermatology, MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most, including MedicareAetna, Beech Street, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Capp Care, Cigna, Sierra / United Health, Universal Healthamong othersCall us if your insurance is not listed
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Summerlin Hospital
Residency Training: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Medical School: University of Miami, FL, 1990
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Clark County Medical Society, NV State Medical Society, American Academy of Dermatology and others in past
Awards: Many - Phi Beta Kappa, AOA (Medical School Honor Society)
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Tattoo, Skin Factory - Skin Factory Tattoo
(702) 768-8578
2461 W Horizon Ridge Pky
Henderson, NV
 
Bret S Blackhart
(775) 324-0699
640 W Moana Ln
Reno, NV
Specialty
Dermatology

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Robert M Weiss, MD
(702) 385-5992
2310 Paseo del Prado # A-110
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv; University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Applied Dermatology Of Nevada

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Keith M Gross, MD
(775) 623-3376
130 E HASKELL ST STE B
Winnemucca, NV
 
Martin Salm, MD
(775) 588-5000
PO Box 5910
Stateline, NV
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1982

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Bio-Vel Technologies, Incorporated
(702) 438-7780
Las Vegas, NV
 
Kevin Lowell Kiene, MD
640 W Moana Ln
Reno, NV
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1990

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James Edward Beecham, MD
702-732-3441 x218
3059 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Anatomic And Clinical Pathology, Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1973

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Spotlight on Skin Cancer

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By Kris Wetherbee

It just wouldn’t go away. The small pearly bump near the bridge of my nose had been there for what seemed like months, and it showed no signs of disappearing. I might have ignored it except that it would occasionally bleed and then form a scab—and it would never fully heal.

My family doctor said it didn’t look like skin cancer and assured me that it was probably nothing, then proceeded to freeze the area with liquid nitrogen. After six months it still hadn’t cleared up, so I went back to see my doctor and he froze it again. It wasn’t until a year later that I decided to listen to my gut instead of my doctor and made an appointment with a dermatologist. She didn’t think it looked like skin cancer, either, but this time I insisted on getting a biopsy.

I had good reason. For starters, I grew up in Southern California and spent my summers basking in the sun slathered in baby oil. Never mind the agonizing sunburns that would follow—it was simply the cool thing to do. In fact, during the off-season I’d “sunbathe” under a sunlamp in my bedroom and sometimes fall asleep, which subsequently led to a couple of trips to the doctor for second-degree burns. And though I didn’t inherit my dad’s blue eyes or light brown hair, I did inherit a family history of skin cancer: My dad was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in his mid-thirties. And now, with biopsy results in hand, the doctor says I have it too.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million new cases diagnosed each year. By age 65, nearly half of us will have weathered at least one case of it. The fact that I had the most common and least dangerous type—basal cell—brought me little comfort. Instead I was petrified, thinking about how my father had looked at my age, his complexion disfigured with blotches, scabs, and scars caused by numerous biopsies and treatments. As the dermatologist explained my treatment options, I silently prayed my fate would be different.

None of us, of course, can undo the damage wrought in our sun-worshipping youth. But it turns out there is a lot we can do to prevent further harm. And recent research underscores the need to take skin cancer prevention seriously: For reasons that researchers don’t fully understand, having skin cancer—even the less dangerous non-melanoma forms—seems to raise the risk of breast, lung, liver, and uterine cancers.

“Some people are genetically more cancer prone,” says Howard Murad, a Los Angeles dermatologist and author of Wrinkle-Free Forever: The 5-Minute 5-Week Dermatologist’s Program. “Having one kind increases the likelihood of developing another.”

The first line of defense against skin cancer, we know by now, is to protect your skin from the sun. Dermatologists recommend wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher every day, avoiding midday sun whenever possible, and covering up with long-sleeved clothing and hats.

But new research is showing that ...

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