Actor Hugh Jackaman posted a photo on Instagram announcing his skin cancer diagnosis following treatment. He warns “… don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!” A good reminder for all of us to be SunAWARE.
On Tuesday, October 24, 2011, “The Doctors” TV show aired a segment nationwide about a new skin cancer treatment for basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. This treatment option uses low doses of radiation on a targeted area to kill the cancer cells, going no deeper than the skin. Only a few dermatologists are offering this non-surgical treatment for basal cell carcinoma opposed to micrographic surgery, the current standard for treatment, which can take hours to perform.