Cancer in general results from accumulated genetic alterations that lead to uncontrolled cell growth. Nearly 300 gene mutations have been identified in melanoma, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been convincingly implicated in their accrual. To this day, however, there is extensive scientific debate about the biological spectrum between benign moles and truly malignant melanoma, and […]
No! Any tan is a sign of ultraviolet damage to the skin cells DNA. Tanning from the sun or indoor tanning devices, including a base tan, increases your risk of skin cancer. UV damage from the sun also causes signs of premature aging, including wrinkles and age spots. I recommend wearing sunscreen, especially mineral sunscreens that […]
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970, bringing education and awareness to environmental issues. Over the past 50 years our knowledge of the Earth has expanded as has our knowledge of the environment’s impact on our skin. Did you know that the sun is not the only environmental factor that can damage your […]
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!
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 […]