Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Did you know that an estimated 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer within their lifetime? After battling basal cell carcinoma twice herself, one dermatologist in New York is tightening her boot laces so she can shout about it from the mountaintops. Dr. Ellen Marmur started the Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ program in 2014,…

Barrington Dermatology

Derick Dermatology in Barrington

Derick Dermatology in Barrington, IL Since our founding, Derick Dermatology has followed our vision to provide our patients with the highest quality dermatological care available. We have built state-of-the-art offices and use the latest technology to fulfill this vision. Part of that vision includes offering our services at times that are convenient for you and…

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The ABCDEs of Melanoma

The ABCDEs of Melanoma Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer that can be fatal if not identified and treated early. At Derick Dermatology, we take great pride in protecting our patients from harmful melanomas by performing thorough, full-body, skin examinations. Since last Melanoma Monday, we diagnosed and treated approximately 400 melanomas. If…

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Melanoma in People with Darker Skin

Melanoma in People with Darker Skin By: Hanna Sutton Melanin is the brown pigment responsible for giving African Americans their darker complexion and for giving most Caucasians tan skin when they are exposed to sunlight. Increased melanin production in African Americans offers some protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, but more melanin does not…

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Risk of Skin Cancer

Risk of Skin Cancer Lauren Fanta If you have a history of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), it may have been a huge relief to hear the diagnosis was not malignant melanoma. Malignant melanoma accounts for less than 1% of skin cancer cases, but makes up the majority of skin cancer…

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Excision of a Melanoma

Excision of a Melanoma By Candy Zhu In recent years, skin cancer has become increasingly prominent–far outnumbering all other types of skin cancers combined. One specific type of skin cancer is called melanoma which affects the pigment-producing cells in the skin. Melanoma can present in various ways, e.g. atypical moles. Although melanoma cancer accounts for…

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Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery By Hanna Sutton      “You get to keep all your skin today!” remarks certified nurse practitioner Kristen Wozniak (who works in Derick Dermatology’s Barrington and Elgin locations) after a successfully clear skin exam of a patient. After all, that is the best case scenario when a patient comes in for an annual…