• Should You Pee On A Jellyfish Sting? Debunked
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    Should You Pee On A Jellyfish Sting? Debunked

    Let me set the scene. It’s a hot sunny day, you’re at the beach, you decide to cool off with a quick swim, but something sinister is lurking in the water… not that, and no not that. Something worse. You’ve been stung by jellyfish and it really really hurts, but no need to worry, Joey’s got the answer… “OUCH! JELLYFISH STING!” – MONICA “Well there’s really only one thing you can do” JOEY “What is it?!” – MONICA “You’re gonna have to pee on it… don’t blame me I saw it on the Discovery Channel!” – JOEY “If anyone’s going to piss on him it’s going to be me” –…

  • How to prevent skin cancer
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    How to prevent skin cancer

    Follow these tips to protect your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Apply sunscreen every day. Skin that will not be covered by clothing needs sunscreen when you go outside, even on cloudy days. Reapply approximately every two hours, or after swimming or sweating. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen which protects the skin against both UVA and UVB rays and that has an SPF of at least 30. Use one ounce of sunscreen, an amount which is about equal to the size of your palm. Thoroughly rub the product into the skin. Don’t forget the top of your feet, your neck,…

  • DermTV – How Often Should You Be Checked for Skin Cancer [DermTV.Com Epi #022]
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    DermTV – How Often Should You Be Checked for Skin Cancer [DermTV.Com Epi #022]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. I’m often asked by patients, how often should I get my skin checked for skin cancer? And it’s a very simple answer, if you don’t have any abnormal moles and if you’ve never had a history of skin cancer, then once a year, you should get your skin checked. Since we tend to forget when we’ve last done these things, I remind my patients the easiest way to keep track of it, do it the month of your birthday. If you’ve had abnormal moles, then you should get your skin checked every six months, and if you have had…

  • DermTV – Even Small Moles Can Become Skin Cancer [DermTV.com Epi #301]
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    DermTV – Even Small Moles Can Become Skin Cancer [DermTV.com Epi #301]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. I hope you’re all doing a skin self exam every month… and also having a complete skin screening exam for pre-cancers and skin cancers… by a dermatologist every year. People ask whether very small moles can turn into melanoma, but more importantly, if they can already be melanoma. The simple answer to both unfortunately is yes but the good news is that tiny melanomas are almost always 100% curable. To help you while you’re checking your moles, use the ABCDE rule to give you objective criteria to help you figure out if a mole’s suspicious, and if you then…

  • DermTV – Skin Cancer’s Most Important Myths [DermTV.com Epi # 59]
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    DermTV – Skin Cancer’s Most Important Myths [DermTV.com Epi # 59]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. Today I would like to tell you about five important myths about skin cancer. The first one is, “I can not get a skin cancer under my bathing suit.” The reality is that the sun shines on one spot and does damage, and then that damage is transmitted through a very complex process all the way into the body, through the blood, and then comes back to the skin in different places that have never seen the sun. So the reality is you can get a skin cancer anywhere if you have had damaging ultraviolet radiation any place on…

  • Wes Bonny’s Story
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    Wes Bonny’s Story

    Wes was no different to any other Australian young man. He played his cricket, his water skiing. Plus he’s down the beach – loved beaches. Like anyone, there’s times when you forget to wear sunscreen but he’d never go to the beach intending to get a tan. I saw getting a bit of sun, in inverted commas, as a good thing. You know, I thought that was healthy. When Wes was 23 he found a mole on his neck, which turned out to be melanoma. That was cut out, but the melanoma had spread to his blood stream. I just thought, ‘Get it cut out and you’ll be fine.’ You…

  • DermTV – Response to NY Times Skin Cancer Check Article [DermTV.com Epi #87]
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    DermTV – Response to NY Times Skin Cancer Check Article [DermTV.com Epi #87]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. I like most of my colleagues believe in the critical importance of regular skin cancer screening examinations for the early detection and the cure of skin cancer. Last Tuesday in the NY Times there was an article written about this subject, Jane Brody in her regular Tuesday health column, wrote an article titled “Updating the Rules for Skin Cancer Checks”. In this article she accurately reported on an article published in a very well know medical journal, the article stated that skin cancer screening examinations by primary care physicians were not effective at the early detection of skin cancer.…