• Clifton Park Office


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    1770 Route 9 Suite 202
    Clifton Park, NY 12065

    Phone: (518) 631-2933
    Fax: (518) 371-7102

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  • Schodack Office


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    1547 Columbia Turnpike
    Castleton, NY 12033

    Phone: (518) 479-4156
    Fax: (518) 479-3794

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  • Chatham Office


    map-chathChatham Office

    113 Hudson Avenue
    Chatham, NY 12037

    Phone: (518) 392-6742
    Fax: (518) 392-6019

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  • Schenectady Office


    map-schenSchenectady Office

    461 Clinton Street Extension Suite 1
    Schenectady, NY 12305

    Phone: (518) 374-7222
    Fax: (518) 374-2051

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  • Cobleskill Office


    map-cobCobleskill Office

    132 MacArthur Ave
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

    Phone: (518) 982-2617

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    All in the Family

    Posted by Upstate Dermatology on Jan.21.16 in Skin Care

    A recent study in the British Medical Journal found that children of a parent with a history of melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) have a greatly increased risk of developing these skin cancers themselves, even if the parents developed their skin cancers at an advanced age.
     

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    On average, those with a parent who has been diagnosed with melanoma are almost 300 percent more likely to develop the disease than children who do not have a parent with a history of melanoma.

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    One in 10 melanoma patients has a relative with a history of the disease.

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    An estimated 76,690 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the US in 2013; the disease will kill 9,480.

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    Children with a parent who has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are 220 percent more likely to develop the disease than those who do not have a parent with a history of SCC.

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    The second most common skin cancer, SCC affects an estimated 700,000 people in the US annually. It kills approximately 2,500 every year.

    Since about 86 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers can be attributed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, it is essential for children of parents with a history of skin cancer to practice daily sun protection. For more information, read The Skin Cancer Foundation’s complete sun safety regimen.

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