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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Laser Hair Removal, Dr Edward M Zimmerman
(702) 727-1691
8660 Spring Mountain Rd, Ste 101
Las Vegas, NV
 
Sigfrid Augustine Muller, MD
(702) 258-1001
630 S Rancho Dr Ste E
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1953
Hospital
Hospital: University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Summerlin Hospital Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Mountainview Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Clinics Ltd

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Same Day STD Testing
(702) 583-4177
2080 E Flamingo Rd, Ste 110
Las Vegas, NV
 
Keith M Gross, MD
(775) 623-3376
130 E HASKELL ST STE B
Winnemucca, NV
 
Diane Marie Sheridan, MD
(775) 782-0700
1624 10th St Ste 1
Minden, NV
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Allen Torok, MD
(775) 331-2882
2345 E Prater Way Ste 205
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1979

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Lakes Dermatology Laser Center
(702) 723-4251
8937 W Sahara Ave, Ste B
Las Vegas, NV
 
Dr.Manju Monika Trehan
(702) 343-3522
653 N Town Center Dr # 310
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
F
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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