May is skin cancer awareness month and Advanced Dermatology is devoted to helping raise awareness. With summer fast approaching, now is the time to spread prevention tips on how to keep your skin healthy. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. Rates of melanoma have been increasing for the past three decades.
“#GetNaked!” is the Melanoma Research Foundation’s new campaign to remind people to get skin checks. “Early detection is imperative in the fight against melanoma,” says Dr. Sherry Ingraham. “Melanoma can be deadly, but spotting the lesions early and getting them removed can often be life saving,” asserts Ingraham. The “#GetNaked!” campaign is an attention grabber and hopefully a life-saver.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer and is the fastest growing cancer among women aged 25-30, and the second leading cause of death for women aged 30-35 years old. Nearly 800,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma this year and more than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer will be diagnosed.
Everyday in May,
will posting daily tips to help you keep you and your family’s skin healthy. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and don’t become a victim! (Click here for our Facebook page.)
If you would like to make an appointment for a skin exam just give one of our clinics a call and make an appointment. For more information visit our website http://www.advanceddermatologymd.com/.
About Dr. Sherry Ingraham:
Dr. Sherry N. Ingraham is a board certified dermatologist licensed in Texas with extensive training in skin cancer, psoriasis, medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Ingraham received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology/Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans where she also earned a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. After an internship at Christus St. Joseph Hospital, she completed Dermatology Residency at Tulane Medical Center Department of Dermatology.
Speaking on dermatology and skin care across Texas, Dr. Ingraham has made great contributions to her field through presentations, research and publications. She is frequently featured in the media speaking as an expert on skin care conditions and treatments.
Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Harris County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association and American Medical Association.