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May 16, 2024

As part of our community health partnership with Valley Health, this month we talked with Dr. Maureen Hill, a board certified Surgical Oncologist and General Surgeon with Valley Health Surgical Oncology at Winchester Medical Center. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

We discuss the importance of skin cancer awareness, prevention, early detection, and treatment options including insights on the types of skin cancers, risk factors, misconceptions, and the significance of regular skin checks. Dr. Hill highlights the differences in skin cancer types, diagnostic procedures like biopsies, and treatment approaches. She emphasizes the importance of sun protection, regular skin examinations, and seeking medical advice for suspicious skin changes. 

Additionally, we touch on the role of genetics, sunscreen usage, and the impact of lifestyle choices on skin health.