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MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery announces that it will be offering free skin cancer screenings to patients and breast cancer survivors. Free screenings will be carried out in its network of clinics in October 2022. This national initiative aims to raise awareness of the reciprocal link between breast cancer and melanoma, a form of skin cancer.

“Studies have shown that breast cancer patients are up to 2.5 times more likely to develop melanoma. Having BRCA2 or the breast cancer gene also significantly increases the risk of melanoma,” said Dr. Mark Kaufmann, Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. “Additionally, patients who have or have had melanoma are 1.4 times more likely to develop breast cancer, making regular screenings crucial for early detention and vital for saving lives.”

Reduced access to care nationwide during COVID-19 shutdowns has raised concerns that patients have experienced significant delays in detection and care. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology®, a journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), analyzed data from 143 dermatology practices in the United States (350 providers), covering 4.7 million patients in 13 states. He revealed that the total number of skin cancer diagnoses in 2020 was lower than in 2019, amid concerns that the initial diagnosis or treatment of more than a million cases may have been delayed.

“Advanced Dermatology is committed to not only bringing the latest diagnostic technologies available to our patients, but also to raising awareness of the importance of annual skin cancer screenings,” said Dr. Kaufmann. “Across our practice, we diagnose more than 100,000 occurrences of skin cancer each year and our team of world-class dermatologists, dermatopathologists, surgeons, clinicians and researchers are dedicated to performing these vital screenings and skin cancer treatment.

Advanced dermatology clinics offer a number of treatments, including topical chemotherapy, freezing (cryotherapy), scratching and burning, photodynamic therapy (PDT), excisional surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, and more. Treatment plans are tailored specifically to a patient’s skin cancer, the location of the skin cancer, and their unique medical condition.

In addition to breast cancer patients and survivors, new patients — anyone who has not visited an advanced dermatology clinic in the past three years — can schedule a skin cancer screening for free. Appointments are limited by availability and new patients should call 844-987-3376 (DERM) to book an appointment at a participating facility. This preventive control is not linked to the provision of additional services or the purchase of goods.

To learn more about Advanced Dermatology or its skin cancer detection and treatment options, visit

About Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
With more than 150 offices in 14 states, Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is one of the leading dermatology practices. Founded in 1989, it is committed to providing patients with the highest quality care in dermatology and aesthetic services. Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery treats patients with common and complex skin, hair and nail conditions, provides advanced treatments for skin cancer and uses some of the most researched therapies available to reduce the impact age and environment. It also offers a wide range of non-surgical and surgical cosmetic and anti-aging treatment options. It is at the forefront of clinical research and its dermatopathology laboratories offer high quality advanced diagnostic services.

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