Ultraviolet light from the sun is the main cause for the known skin cancers. How do you protect yourself? Do you really need to wear sunscreen when it’s cloudy out? Joining Andrew for this episode of Patient Power is a leading dermatology surgeon, Dr. Dan Berg. Dr. Berg is Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center.
The program begins with a discussion of skin cancer risk and prevention. Dr. Berg details what SPF is, what he recommends and other ways to avoid direct sunlight. He talks about the importance of protecting children from the sun, and continuing to use sunscreen throughout your life. Dr. Berg goes on to discuss the different types of skin cancer, and the signs and symptoms of skin cancer, melanoma being one of them.
You’ll also hear the answers to a variety of listener questions, including monitoring spots on your skin for changes in size and shape. Dr. Berg also touches on the incidence and seriousness of melanoma. He then speaks in detail about the connection to genetics, risks associated with tanning booths and the importance of paying attention to your body. If you are concerned about skin cancer, or think you may be at risk, be sure to listen this informative program.
Dan Berg, M.D.
Director of Dermatologic Surgery, UW MedicineDr. Dan Berg is Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Professor in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Washington Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and went on to complete his residency in dermatology at Duke University Medical Center. His primary research and clinical interest is skin cancer. Dr. Berg is board certified... more >