DERMATOLOGY UPDATEPresented by Haider K. Bangash, M.D.Board Certified DermatologistSPOTTING MELANOMAWhile melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin-cancercases, it is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths. Thus, it isimportant that everyone be on the lookout for moles that change in sizeshape, color, or height. However, our self-examination efforts shouldnot end there. While it's important to have any suspicious mole checkedby a dermatologist for possible skin cancer, most melanomas appearas new spots on the skin. According to a recent analysis of 38 studiesinvolving more than 20,000 cases of melanoma, 29% of diagnosedmelanomas arose from an existing mole while 71% appeared as newspotsMoreover, researchers found that melanomas growing fromwere more aggressive than those arising from moles. To scheduleDERMATOLOGY at 630-832-2111. Listening carefully to patients, explaining diagnoses andtreatment options and developing treatment plans in close consultationwith patients is how we provide excellent dermatologic care. Our officeis located at 103 N. Haven, Suite Z. We strive to provide the highestspotsa consultation, please call ELMHURSTquality care to our patients.Our practice is located atYour skin specialist, dedicated to providing expertcare of all disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.We accept most medical insurance, Visa, and MasterCard.Haider K. Bangash, M.D.Board Certified DermatologistP.S. Signs of melanoma include a sore that does not heal, spread of pigment fromthe border of a spot into surrounding skin, redness or a new swelling beyond theborder of the mole, and changes in sensation such as itchiness or tenderness. Www.elmhurstdermatology.comELMHURSTDERMATOLOGY

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DERMATOLOGY UPDATE Presented by Haider K. Bangash, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist SPOTTING MELANOMA While melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin-cancer cases, it is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths. Thus, it is important that everyone be on the lookout for moles that change in size shape, color, or height. However, our self-examination efforts should not end there. While it's important to have any suspicious mole checked by a dermatologist for possible skin cancer, most melanomas appear as new spots on the skin. According to a recent analysis of 38 studies involving more than 20,000 cases of melanoma, 29% of diagnosed melanomas arose from an existing mole while 71% appeared as new spots Moreover, researchers found that melanomas growing from were more aggressive than those arising from moles. To schedule DERMATOLOGY at 630- 832-2111. Listening carefully to patients, explaining diagnoses and treatment options and developing treatment plans in close consultation with patients is how we provide excellent dermatologic care. Our office is located at 103 N. Haven, Suite Z. We strive to provide the highest spots a consultation, please call ELMHURST quality care to our patients. Our practice is located at Your skin specialist, dedicated to providing expert care of all disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. We accept most medical insurance, Visa, and MasterCard. Haider K. Bangash, M.D. Board Certified Dermatologist P.S. Signs of melanoma include a sore that does not heal, spread of pigment from the border of a spot into surrounding skin, redness or a new swelling beyond the border of the mole, and changes in sensation such as itchiness or tenderness. Www.elmhurstdermatology.com ELMHURST DERMATOLOGY

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