We recently came across an article posted in Dermatology Times that really resonated with us. The article, titled “ASDS Responds to Surgeon General’s Skin Cancer Prevention Call to Action” espouses the importance of bringing this national initiative into our day-to-day actions at the community level.
The article quotes dermatologist Ian Maher, M.D., assistant professor and associate director of Mohs surgery at St. Louis University:
“I think it’s up to us to be on top of the skin cancer epidemic. Right now, one in five Americans will have a skin cancer in their lifetime. It’s incumbent that we as dermatologists respond to this call to action to educate the public and to help drive policies to contribute to the skin health of our nation.”
We couldn’t agree more.