May Marks Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Perfect Time for Skin Spot Checks
Spot It, Check It!
Pittsburgh, PA, April 4, 2017 (Newswire.com) - With one in five Americans destined to have skin cancer during their lifetime, this disease is both extremely common and successfully treatable when detected early. A simple spot check for suspicious spots and moles is quick, simple, painless and potentially life-saving. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, DermatologistOnCall® is encouraging everyone to pay attention to their skin, and if they spot something, to get it checked by a dermatologist.
According to the American Cancer Society, 80 percent of skin cancer biopsies are found to be benign and statistics show regular examinations and early detection are crucial to saving lives. Whether in the office or virtually through teledermatology, now is the time to have questionable spots and moles checked by a professional and pursue any necessary treatment. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old, and it is the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.
DermatologistOnCall is one of the largest teledermatology networks in the world and offers individuals virtual visits with a U.S. board-certified dermatologist via any device, at any time. The network includes nearly 250 dermatologists in 38 states and sees patients online for more than 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions. Through the platform, patients create an account in minutes, upload pictures of an issue and receive a diagnosis and treatment plan, including any applicable prescription orders, typically within 24 hours. DermatologistOnCall, developed by Mark P. Seraly, M.D., is the flagship product of Pittsburgh-based Iagnosis, Inc., and is focused on delivering faster healthcare treatment to patients through web-enabled solutions. To learn more, visit DermatologistOnCall.com.