May 16, 2018

Melanoma survivor: Just checking your skin goes a long way

By Karl W Oestreich

First Coast News
by Juliette Dryer

More than 91,000 new melanomas will be diagnosed in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. One Nocatee woman never expected to First Coast News Logobe one of them. “I’ve been running for many years,” Cynthia Ryan said. “I’ve done 30 marathons, so I spend a lot of time outside.”… “We live in Florida, beautiful sun but we have to realize what it can do,” said Dr. Scott Fosko, a dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic who treated Ryan. Thanks to early detection, Ryan’s melanoma didn’t spread.

Reach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate.

Context: Scott Fosko, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic dermatologist. Mayo Clinic skin specialists have expertise in genetics, immunology, melanoma, oral disease, pathology, pediatrics, pharmacology, public health and surgery. They also perform Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery, cosmetic surgery and other dermatologic surgical procedures.

Contact:  Paul Scotti

Tags: Dermatology, Dr. Scott Fosco, First Coast News, melanoma, skin cancer, Uncategorized

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