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Dermatology (Skin)

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and tumors of the skin, the largest organ of the body. Skin diseases can be isolated to the skin or be manifestations of internal disease. Our dermatologists provide state-of-the-art treatment options as well as prevention strategies for general dermatology conditions such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and much more.

Skin Cancer— Skin cancer (melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma) is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. Caucasian men over age 50 account for the majority of people diagnosed with skin cancer. In fact, skin cancer is more common in men than cancers of the prostate, lung or colon. Prolonged sun exposure and severe sunburn are the biggest risk factors for skin cancer, so reducing or eliminating your skin’s exposure to the sun can lower your risk of skin cancer. It’s especially important to cover up with clothing or strong sunscreen when you’re on the golf course, at the tennis court, biking, running or working outside.

At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, we’re dedicated to educating people about the most effective ways to protect themselves against this highly preventable form of cancer. And should you need it, we offer the services of highly skilled surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists who are experts in the treatment of melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Dermatology (Skin)

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