• Blog >
  • May 2020 Newsletter
RSS Feed

May 2020 Newsletter

From the day I began to show interest in dermatology, family, friends, and patients have frequently asked, “Does this spot look like cancer?”. 

Dermatologists diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, however, a significant portion of our practice is dedicated to skin cancer prevention and treatment. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and may occur in all individuals, regardless of skin color. On average, 1 in 5 Americans develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Luckily, skin cancer is one of the few cancers that you can SEE! If detected early, all types of skin cancer, including melanoma, are highly treatable. 

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month, here are a few tips for detecting skin cancers in their early stages.

  • Asymmetry: one half of the mole is unlike the other half
  • Border: the mole has an irregular or scalloped border
  • Color: the color of the mole varies from one area to another
  • Diameter: the diameter of the mole is greater than 6 mm (or larger than the size of a pencil eraser)
  • Evolution: the mole is unlike other moles on your body or the mole is changing in size, shape, or color

    Be mindful of any new or suspicious growths on your skin, or any spots that are changing, itching, or bleeding.

If you are concerned about a spot on your skin, make an appointment with Atlas Dermatology. We would love to take care of you!

Joshua M. Pitre, MD

0494657001588262624.jpg

May Product of the Month

0503070001588262698.jpg

Use code EYE20 to get 20% off! Click here to purchase.

0040360001588262847.jpg

 0211810001588262936.jpg

Click here to schedule your next appointment.

Our Two Locations

Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed