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Lansing, Michigan Doctor's Approach: People are unaware, tanning beds can contribute to Skin Cancer
A recent study published in the Archives of Dermatology reflects something that many skin cancer experts are very concerned with: lack of knowledge within the public about the inherent dangers of tanning beds.
Among other characteristics that the study found, a certain percentage (18.3% women and 6.3% of men) were found to use both spray tanning combined with tanning bed use.
A subset of the study of 821 people were asked what they knew about skin cancer prevention. A mere 13.1% of women and 4.2% of men said that avoiding tanning beds was a means by which one could prevent skin cancer.
‘There’s just not nearly enough information circulating about how very life threatening tanning beds are’ says Dr. Street. ‘More should be done to make the public as aware as possible about the risks.’
Dr. Marcy Street, Lansing, Michigan, board certified, Mayo clinic trained dermatologist has been in private practice for nearly 20 years. She is a recognized skin care and skin cancer expert with many articles published in popular magazines, professional journals and newspapers. She is also the first Black female Mohs Surgeon in the nation. Dr. Street has also has been interviewed on radio and television, and has spoken to physicians’ groups in both the United States and abroad as a skin cancer expert. She is also the founder of a skin care line also under the name Doctor’s Approach.
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Doctor’s Approach is a full-service medical and surgical dermatology clinic with a cosmetic medical spa. Our dermatology practice has been well established and respected for over 15 years, with patients visiting from all over the Midwest region.