If not caught early, melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers. One-in-fifty Americans has a lifetime risk of developing melanoma. It develops from changes to the DNA of skin cells, which can happen when skin is over-exposured to ultraviolet light from the sun or from extended tanning bed use. Also, certain viruses can cause DNA changes that lead to skin cancer.
To prepare yourself and your family for the summer and protect yourself from any form of skin cancer, join Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University physician, Keith Delman, MD, Wednesday, May 29th for an online web chat at 12 noon.
Dr. Delman will be able to answer questions such as:
- How to prevent melanoma and skin cancer
- What causes skin cancer and melanoma
- Signs of melanoma and skin cancer
- Treatment options for melanoma and skin cancer
- The latest research on the horizon
Spread the word and sign up today by visiting emoryhealthcare.org/mdchats!
About Keith Delman, MD
Dr. Delman is a Surgical Oncologist at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. His research interests include experimental treatment of melanoma and clinical trials and protocol-based treatment of melanoma and sarcoma.
Dr. Delman earned his Medical Degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine, State University of New York. He then went on to complete his Internship and Junior Residency in the Categorical General Surgery Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He followed this with a Research Fellowship at the Hepatobiliary Oncology Laboratory at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He completed his Senior Residency at the Categorical General Surgery Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He conducted his Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will be performing visual skin cancer screenings on Friday, May 10 at the Atlanta Buckhead YMCA from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Screenings will be provided by Winship Survivorship team members, Joan Giblin, FNP and Margi McKellar, PA.
The American Cancer Society will provide additional resources for prevention.
Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA
1160 Moores Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30327