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How Dermatologists Can Help with Cancer Treatment Side Effects

In the last several years, a variety of new cancer-fighting drugs have been developed to target specific parts of the body. Though, while they are helping cancer patients fight the battle, they also can create unwanted side effects to the skin, nails, and hair. The benefits typically outweigh the negatives, but these ailments can reduce …

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Understanding Mohs Surgery

Ok, so your dermatologist says you have a skin cancer and it needs to be removed. Don’t freak out. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s the most common type of cancer in the United States. In fact, 1 in 5 people are likely to get it in their lifetime. Because it is so …

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Skin Mole Mapping: How to Check and Track Your Spots

Before you know it, the cool spring air will give way to hot summer sun. Getting your summer body ready means more than hitting the gym a few more times a week (or at all). While you’re thinking about fitting into that swim suit, it’s a good time to check your body for moles and …

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Washington Township Skin Cancer Screening

A special thank you to our very own Casey Croes, PA-C, for volunteering her morning to the Washington Township Skin Cancer Screening on October 24th!  In an effort to aid patients with early detection and treatment of any skin cancers, our staff volunteers at several Cancer Screenings throughout the year.  Casey visited the Washington Township Senior …

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Belmar Skin Cancer Screening

Our goal at The Derm Group is simple: Early detection and treatment of all skin cancers.  To aid us in achieving our goal, out providers often volunteer at local events where we can offer skin cancer screenings. David Davidson, PA-C recently conducted a skin cancer screening at Belmar Beach in conjunction with CentraSate Healthcare System.  …

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DAVID DAVIDSON, PA, CONDUCTS FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING

The Derm Group is on a mission to make our communities aware of the importance of early detection and treatment of all skin cancers.  To that end, our providers routinely volunteer their time to conduct free community skin cancer screenings.  David Davidson, Certified Physician Assistant (and the former President of the PA Society of NJ) …

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SHOULD YOU WEAR SUNSCREEN ON A PLANE? (short answer: yes)

by Cassie Shortsleeve,  Conde Nast Traveler   Dermatologists weigh in on whether or not sitting in the window seat can hurt your skin (and what you can do about it). It’s a question many skin-conscious flyers have no doubt pondered pre-flight: Should I pack sunblock in my carry-on? The short answer: Yes. It’s possible to get …

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INDOOR TANNING (FINALLY!) ON THE DECLINE

Indoor tanning rates among women have dropped in the past few years - from 8.6% in 2010 to 6.5% in 2013 - according to new research published in JAMA Dermatology.  However, an estimated 7.8 million women are still indoor tanners. That number should be zero. "If there's one thing we wish all of our patients …

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TODAY IS FIGHT PROCRASTINATION DAY – TIME TO GET THAT MOLE CHECKED!

We've heard it hundreds of times.  That little mole that appeared recently but you just haven't had time to come in to get it checked out. Well, thank you National Fight Procrastination Day for reminding us to "just do it!"  EARLY DETECTION is the key in treating all skin cancers.  Please do not put off …

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