Wear sunscreen! We’ve all heard that warning. But for many of us it goes in one ear and out the other. But we might pay more attention if we thought by going out in the sun unprotected we might actually lose our ears…or our noses. In this program we take a look at an extremely common skin condition, actinic keratosis -AK- and see how some cases can result in an invasive form of cancer. We’ll meet a patient, a former pro football player who had to have half of his nose removed because the cumulative sun exposure resulted in AK that eventually became squamous cell carcinoma. It doesn’t have to happen though. There are many effective treatments for AK that can slow the progression of disease, and return the skin to a healthy state. (2301)
Combining poignant storytelling with scientific rationale, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind explores the latest progress in health and wellness issues, through personal stories and medical breakthroughs that are redefining health care treatment.
In addition to compelling stories, you'll get advice from top experts in the fields of health and wellness and hear about the latest technological advancements that will bring you right to the cutting edge of medicine.
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