Kevin Berman, M.D.

Health Professional

Kevin Berman is a dermatologist in Roswell, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including North Fulton Regional Hospital and Northside Hospital. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Skin Cancer.

Latest by Kevin Berman, M.D.

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Skin Cancer, Medications and Medical Conditions

Hi everyone. Today, I want to talk about some medical conditions and their treatments in relation to skin cancer. While most people accept that treatments and medications have side effects, nobody wants to hear that medications they must take for one ...

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Are your moles and freckles precancerous?

Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about some new information coming out about actinic keratoses, which are thought to be precancerous lesions commonly found on sun exposed areas of skin. These scaly, usually somewhat reddish skin lesions are commonly ...

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Sniff out skin cancer

Hi everyone. Skin cancers typically have a usual appearance that leads your dermatologist to perform a skin biopsy to get the diagnosis. But are there any features other than appearance that may help us diagnose skin cancer before it has taken on the ...

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Skin Cancer Prevention and Your Medicine Cabinet

I want to talk about how several commonly used medicines may reduce the incidence of cancer, with specific focus on skin cancer. Many times, we hear news stories how certain foods we eat or medicines we take may cause cancer, there are several medici...

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Topical Medications for Actinic Keratoses

Today I want to talk about some topical medications that can be used at home to treat actinic keratoses, which are precancerous growths that appear usually in sun exposed areas. Actinic keratoses are precursors of squamous cell carcinoma, with approx...

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Sunless Tanning Breakthroughs

So many people come into my office saying that they want get look tan without getting wrinkles or, worse, skin cancer. They’re hoping to hear that it is safe for the skin to maintain a tan. Unfortunately, I can’t tell them what they want to hear. Whe...

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John McCain and Skin Cancer

According to Reuters, Senator John McCain, who has suffered from skin cancer in the past, had a spot removed from his face on Monday during a routine checkup by a doctor in Phoenix. The Republican presidential candidate has already had four malignant ...

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The Power of Sunscreen

Sunscreens contain either chemical blockers or physical blockers to protect your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is wise to use sunscreen on a daily basis as we are exposed to cancer causing sunlight every day. Fortunately, many ...

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How To Know if Your Pre-Cancer is Now a Cancer

Hi everyone Today I want to talk about monitoring precancerous lesions for signs that they may be evolving into cancer. Dermatologists often treat precancerous lesions in the office and a valid question that arises from the patient is how are they to ...

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Amelanotic Melanoma and Subungual Melanoma

When we talk about melanoma, most people picture an irregular, dark, large mole that has changed over time, and indeed, these characteristics are often symptoms of melanoma. Today I want to talk about two variants of melanoma that are harder to diagn...