Category: Ask the Doctors

Mohs Surgery: The Gold Standard in Skin Cancer Treatment

Dr. Bhardwaj and Dr. Tschetter collaborated on an article for Metro Doctors, the membership journal of the Twin Cities Medical Society. Their article discusses the history, indications, and advantages of Mohs surgery. You can read the full article on pages 18-19 below!

Should Students be Allowed to Apply Sunscreen at School?

Minnesota is one of ten states considering implementing a bill that allows students to apply sunscreen at school without a doctor’s permission. A few members of the Minnesota Dermatology Society testified on February 25th at the House Education Policy Committee to allow sunscreen application in schools. The president of the Minnesota Dermatology Society and our […]

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The Truth about Sunscreen: Is it Safe?

Sun exposure is the most preventable cause of skin cancer. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that sunscreen is safe to use and effective in preventing skin cancer. For example, the majority of melanoma cases are attributable to ultraviolet light exposure. Additionally, higher sun exposure in childhood and during one’s lifetime is associated with an increased risk of […]

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Malignant Melanoma

One American dies from melanoma every hour of every day. While melanoma is not the most common of skin cancers it causes the most deaths…over 9000 people in the US annually. This is especially tragic given the fact that if recognized and treated in the early stages, it is almost always curable. What is Melanoma? […]

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The Most Common Skin Condition in the United States: Acne

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that involves inflammation of the hair follicles and oil glands. It is most commonly seen on the face and trunk as pink papules and pustules in addition to open and closed comedones (blackheads and white heads), and draining cysts. If left untreated, it can result in scarring. In […]

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