Practice Safe Sun

Practice Safe Sun

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) wants to make sure you’re practicing safe sun! They’ve put together a public service announcement about the importance of using protection when you’re heading outside to enjoy the warm spring weather. Because just like other things you should practice safely, time in the sun exposes you to more than…

SPOT Skin Cancer

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…