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Dr. Laurie Jacobson was featured in WalMart World Magazine talking on Sunscreen and Skin Protection.

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Did you know?

  • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer; an estimated 2.8 million are diagnosed annually in the US. BCCs are rarely fatal, but can be highly disfiguring if allowed to grow.
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
  • About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

Dr. Jacobson on Skin Cancer Awareness

Dr. Laurie Jacobson talks with Art from KOMO on Skin Cancer Awareness. Check it out!

Skin check for Melanoma

I just found out that my first cousin was diagnosed with Melanoma.  I’m scared that I might get it too, what should I do?

Thank you, S


Dear S,

It is understandable to be a little scared when you learn of someone close to you being diagnosed with cancer.  Malignant Melanoma, is unfortunately, occurring in greater numbers, with the incidence doubling every 10 years.  Therefore, there are more & more of us that are directly or indirectly affected.  Although Melanoma rates are on the rise, most are nowadays detected in the earlier stages, requiring only surgical excision locally.  Ways to minimize your risks include protecting yourself from the harmful effects of the sun, and getting regular full body skin exams with a dermatology clinician.  You can make this appointment at our Renton office.   At your office visit, we usually review good sun protective habits, and what to look for when doing self-skin checks at home.  If there are any moles of concern, we can usually do a simple procedure that day called a skin biopsy. Most areas are well healed within 1-2 weeks, and the results are in within 1 week.  I hope this answers your question, Sara, but please come in to see me for skin exam and I would be more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have!

Suzi Miner, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center - Renton, WA

Dr. Jacobson talks to KOMO news on Skin Cancer Awareness

Dr. Jacobson on KOMO radio

It's skin cancer awareness month and KOMO's Art Sanders talks to leading dermatologist Dr. Laurie Jacobson about the danger even here in Seattle


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A Skin Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story

A Skin Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story of Prevention and Protection (VIDEO)

Posted Friday, June 29, 2012 by NewBeauty Editors

We hear about skin cancer and the importance of wearing sunscreen daily, and with good reason. One in five Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime, and one person dies from it every hour. So while we are aware of the dangers, we might not actually be taking the precautions we should to prevent this deadly disease. Watch this video to hear one melanoma survivor's story and see how you can prevent and protect yourself with the right SPF and antioxidants, all with tips from New York dermatologist Jordana Gilman, MD.

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