MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2016) - A free skin cancer screening event was held last month at the Skin & Laser Surgery Center in McLean, Virginia.
Over 30 patients arrived throughout the day and received free skin cancer screenings by Dr. Amir Bajoghli, Dr. Larry Smith and Janice Rasmussen, nurse practitioner. The event went well, and the patients appreciated the assistance from these highly trained professionals.
One patient was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma and several more found out they had basal skin cancers. Survival from skin cancer is directly tied to early discovery. Helping patients with early detection is the purpose of these free cancer screening events that Dr. Bajoghli has been holding for years.
Before the event, Dr. Bajoghli appeared on News Channel 8 "Let's talk Live" segment where he answered questions and offered advice on prevention and early skin cancer detection.
Here, he let the public know that even the deadliest form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, which kills about 10,000 Americans per year, is completely preventable by early detection.
In his "Let's Talk Live" interview Dr. Amir Bajoghli also emphasized the importance of prevention when it comes to skin cancer. Not only must patients be aware of changes to their skin and receive screenings, but following a few simple, common sense guidelines can make a big difference. Wear protective clothing and a hat when in the sun, use sunscreen lotion and ensure you refresh it every couple of hours or after you have been in the water, and avoid tanning salons.
Since 2001, Amir Bajoghli, MD has been active in the practice of dermatology, after completing his training in dermatology and Mohs surgery. He was named Top Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon in the Washingtonian Magazine from 2005 - 2012, as well as the Northern VA magazine.
Dr. Bajoghli is board certified in dermatology and has a flourishing private practice with offices in McLean and Woodbridge. Dr. Bajoghli has been involved in teaching medical students and residents at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Georgetown University, and George Washington University Schools of Medicine.
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