Skin Inc - Mount Sinai Experts and Patients Share Their Skin Cancer Tips and Stories

 – May 6, 2013  –– 

Hannah, a 21 year-old New Yorker, who was only a junior in college when she was diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. During a routine visit with her dermatologist at the time, Hannah’s doctor found a few suspicious moles on her back. They were biopsied and came back positive for melanoma. After graduating from college in Virginia, Hannah moved to New York for a job and needed a new doctor to care for her skin. She made an appointment with Hooman Khorosani, MD, assistant professor of dermatology and chief of division of Mohs, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “If melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is almost always curable,” said Khorosani. “But if it is not, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal. Once you have melanoma, you are more likely to get it again and again in other areas of your body.”

-Dr. Hooman Khorasani, Assistant Clinical Professor, Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

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