It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Monday morning, and you’re on your way to yoga. Last weekend, you spent hours hunting down the perfect pair of patterned yoga pants and an elegant (yet supportive) sports bra. You’re feeling pretty good about your new outfit until you get to class, look in the mirror, and notice something.
It’s taken 34 hours to dilate 7 cm. Light-headed and sleep-deprived, I lie in a nearly catatonic state in the hospital bed. My body feels like it is being tied into a knot; my torso twisting counter-clockwise over and over, getting tighter by the minute. My husband squeezes my hand and leans toward me…
…on October 27, 2012, the unimaginable happened to my family. During an afternoon nap, our sweet baby passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. There was no disease to fight. No diagnosis to push for a cure. No chance to say goodbye.
The primary goal of dermatologists is skin cancer prevention and early detection. Even without a personal or family history of skin cancer, it is advised to have your skin checked every 1-2 years.
Skin cancer is a collective term for a variety of types of cancer that affect the skin, lips, eyelids, and nails. The majority of cases of skin cancer are the result of ultraviolet (UV) exposure. All types of skin cancers have very high cure rates and excellent outcomes when detected early.