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Did you know that just one bad sunburn can double your chances of developing melanoma later in life?

O'Donoghue Dermatology will be offering Free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screenings * on the following Fridays: August 31, September 7, and September 14, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If it's been a while since your annual skin examination, stop by or, better yet, call 941-926-7546 to schedule an appointment and reduce your possible wait time!

* This is a rapid screening for skin cancer and should not replace or be a substitute for a yearly examination with your physician or dermatologist.

For more information about what to expect from your SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening, visit: https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/programs/screenings/what-to-expect-at-a-screening.

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer - combined!

Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color, gender or age. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. These facts may be alarming, but because skin cancer is, for the most part, a behavioral disease, it is highly preventable.

About 86% of melanoma and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. That’s why embracing proper sun protection is critical all year-round.

The good news:

Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on.

Follow these Prevention Guidelines to stay sun-safe:

  • - Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • - Don’t get burned.
  • - Avoid tanning and never use UV tanning beds.
  • - Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • - Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • - Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
  •  - Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  •  - Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  •  - See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

How can Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month make a difference?

  •  - By encouraging families to adopt good habits like wearing sunscreen and limiting their time in the sun - together.
  •  - By motivating educators and administrators to teach kids about the harms of UV radiation and why it’s important to protect yourself.
  •  - By identifying community youth leaders who can talk to their peers about taking steps to prevent skin cancer.
  •  - And by partnering with a local Hospital, state fair, or similar organization to host a skin cancer screening event.
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08 November 2018
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Tuesday, October 2 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Buy 1 syringe and get the 2nd at 1/2 price or buy 2 syringes and get the 3rd or 30 units of Xeomin® / Botox® Free plus 10% off all Juvenus MD products! Space is limited so call 941-926-7546 to reserve y...
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https://youtu.be/y28TDyYxir8O'Donoghue Dermatology will be offering Free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screenings * on the following Fridays: August 31, September 7, and September 14, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If it's been a while since your annual skin examin...
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08 November 2018
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The Herald-Tribune Media Group's Living Well - a Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Venice Community Center.The O’Donoghue Dermatology team enjoyed giving away sunscreen samples and skin cancer information, as well as perfo...
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O’Donoghue Dermatology just broke ground on the second phase of a major expansion.The expansion began in the summer of 2013 with the addition of a phototherapy room, 2 new patient rooms, an on-premise sterilization lab, a new physician assistant offi...
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Tuesday, October 2 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Buy 1 syringe and get the 2nd at 1/2 price or buy 2 syringes and get the 3rd or 30 units of Xeomin® / Botox® Free plus 10% off all Juvenus MD products! Space is limited so call 941-926-7546 to reserve y...

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1952 Field Road
Sarasota FL 34231

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