Get the “Skinny” on Skin Cancer: Here’s What to Know
Date(s) - 05/13/2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world? How do we find it, treat it, and, most importantly, prevent it? Sign up for this webinar to learn the essentials regarding skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
Session participants will understand:
- What are the key statistics on skin cancer nationally and locally
- How does skin cancer develop and what are its risk factors
- What are the common signs and symptoms of skin cancer
- What are the common treatment options for skin cancers including melanoma
- How can we prevent skin cancer
- Advice for employees regarding skin cancer awareness and support
Shyamal Patel, MD, Radiation Oncologist with Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Shyamal Patel is a radiation oncologist at the Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is board-certified in radiation oncology and has clinical expertise in brachytherapy.
Dr. Patel received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and subsequently his residency in radiation oncology at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He then completed his fellowship in brachytherapy at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Patel’s expertise includes the management and treatment of genitourinary cancer, skin cancer, and sarcomas. His extensive training in ultrasound-guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy provides him with a unique way to treat newly diagnosed and recurrent prostate cancers as well as complex locally advanced gynecologic cancers. He also offers a less invasive but highly effective modality of treatment for squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas of the skin. Overall, Dr. Patel strongly believes in providing his patients with all potential treatment options and tailoring his treatment recommendations to the patient within a context of evidence-based medicine.
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