Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Melanoma, a third type of skin cancer, is more dangerous but less common: only 2% of skin cancer cases are melanoma but they cause the most skin cancer deaths. The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2018 there will be 91, 270 new cases of melanoma in the US. Join us to learn more from Dr. Kira Minkis, an award-winning member of the NYP/WCM team, who specializes in the treatment and prevention of skin cancer. Who might be especially susceptible to developing melanoma? How can you minimize your risk of developing the condition? What are the treatments and prognosis for this serious form of skin cancer?
Tuesday, July 17 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center, 2nd Floor, Weill Greenberg Center
1305 York Ave., New York NY