Dermatologist Warns About Sun Damage On 'Don't Fry Day'
Chief of Mount Sinai’s Division of Dermatologic & Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Ellen Marmur knows first-hand how dangerous the sun can be. “I had my second skin cancer scare recently, which is why I have a nice scar on my face,” she said. With one American dying every hour from skin cancer, Dr. Marmur tries to educate her patients at The Mount Sinai Medical Center about the dangers of too much sun. She said her cancers started off as something that looked like a small, hard, pink pimple. She blames not wearing sunscreen as a teenager. “I'm happy to show my patients my scars. It's the best thing I can do,” Dr. Marmur said.