Dr. Seth Howard Berk, a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist who practices in Mount Holly, NJ with Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA), discusses new developments in oncology treatments for skin disorders. Dr. Berk mentions that many of the new tools used in combating skin cancers focus on harnessing the power of the immune system, and that these new developments have already begun saving the lives of cancer patients.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), an estimated 76,380 people are diagnosed with Melanoma each year. Of that number, Melanoma will claim the lives of 10,130 people. Dr. Berk goes on to state that, on average, 137 people in Burlington County, New Jersey are diagnosed with Melanoma each year, and of that, an average of 15 county residents will die as a result of the cancer.
Dr. Berk advises that some common-sense precautions be taken to prevent sun damage to skin, including avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and wearing effective sunscreen. Having moles or other suspicious skin markings evaluated by doctors is also integral in the timely diagnosis and treatment of any developing skin issues, says Dr. Berk. At RCCA, Dr. Berk uses a full range of available cancer treatment options, including immunotherapy, for patients with Melanoma and other skin ailments.
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