skin cancerBrochures and Education for Dermatology Patients
With over 9,500 Americans diagnosed with skin cancer every day, it is critical for dermatologists to partner with a full-service lab that can help ensure optimal patient outcomes while reducing staff burdens.
By utilizing the advantages of digital pathology, PathologyWatch can help you to serve your skin cancer patients with the following:
- Improved workflow
- Reduced errors
- Decreased turnaround time
- Instant access of an EMR interface
- Academic-level dermatopathologist reads
We developed a series of free, printable brochures for you to share with your patients. These complimentary handouts provide base-level knowledge of the symptoms, risks, and preventable strategies associated with skin cancer.
“Early detection is key to successfully treating skin cancer. Studies show that the estimated five-year survival rate for melanoma cases that are detected early is around 99 percent. That number falls to 66 percent when cancer reaches the lymph nodes and 27 percent when it metastasizes to the organs.”
“Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that affects melanocytes, the cells that give our skin its color. It is often referred to as the most dangerous skin cancer because it can spread to other parts of the body. While it can be deadly, it has a high cure rate when it is discovered early.”
“This type of skin cancer is typically slow-growing and found on areas of the body that have been damaged by UV rays. However, it can also spread to tissues, bones, and lymph nodes. When caught early, SCC is not life-threatening, and treatment and recovery can be much easier.”
Basal Cell Carcinoma
“Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is not only the most common type of skin cancer, but also the most frequent form of all cancers. It is estimated that 3.6 million cases of BCC are diagnosed in the United States alone each year.”
“Mohs surgery—sometimes called “Mohs micrographic surgery”—is a technique used to treat certain types of skin cancer (commonly basal and squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma). The surgery is performed in stages and can typically be completed as an outpatient procedure in a dermatologist’s office.”