By Lamia Kadir, M.D.
Private practice, Austin
As our patients head to the beach for their final flirt with summer, let’s remind ourselves that melanoma is on the march. The incidence of melanoma of the skin, the most commonly fatal form of skin cancer, is increasing faster than any other potentially preventable cancer in the United States.
Remembering risk factorsmore
Major risk factors necessitate a full body skin exam and teaching of the thorough skin self exam by a family physician or dermatologist.