May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. We’d like to thank Dr. Dustin Mullens for sharing important statistics on melanoma in Arizona.
When he arrived in Arizona fresh from completing his residency in Cleveland in 2002, Dr. Richard L. Averitte Jr. intended to focus his new practice on general dermatology and aesthetics. But recognizing an unforeseen and unfortunate trend offered a detour from which his Affiliated Dermatology has thrived and secured a solid niche.
A flaky, itchy scalp could be a sign of dandruff or dry scalp. What many people refer to as “dry skin” or dandruff in the scalp is actually in inflamed skin.
The Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, will host an informational discussion on skin cancer led by Drs. Dustin Mullens and Andrew Newman of Affiliated Dermatology and Dr. Anushka Patel of Arizona Center for Cancer Care.