Face Change Foundation has launched a new public awareness campaign on skin cancer. Led by Dr. Harvey “Chip” Cole III, MD, FACS, Quadruple Board Certified Surgeon, the new campaign aims to educate the public about skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States, and worldwide.
More information about the Face Change Foundation, skin cancer, and Dr. Harvey “Chip” Cole, can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-harvey-chip-cole-iii-md-facs-5a86649a/
In the new awareness drive, Dr. Chip Cole examines several types of skin cancer and explains the various causes, treatments, and risks for patients. As an oculoplastic surgery specialist, Dr. Chip Cole has extensive experience with treating skin cancers, which commonly first appear on the thinnest skin in the body, the eyelids.
The new campaign covers the symptoms patients are most likely to notice when developing skin cancer, and the first steps a medical professional will take to confirm the diagnosis. This process will often include a biopsy of the affected area being sent to a lab before a qualified surgeon can be requested to handle the tumor removal operation.
The two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, are slow-growing cancers, and Dr. Chip Cole explains they can often be removed entirely. When caught early, a qualified professional can treat these tumors with minimal effect on the surrounding tissues.
The public awareness campaign also explains the treatment options and what patients can expect during the recovery process. Though some patients may heal naturally after the procedure, more commonly patients will require either reconstructive surgery to repair the damage or to create a new eyelid.
Recovery times detailed in the new education drive can vary widely, ranging from 4 to 12 months for most patients. During this time, Dr. Chip Cole suggests patients continue to see both their surgeon and dermatologist for regular follow-ups, to track the progress of the recovery, and to keep an eye out for cancer regrowth.
The educational campaign was created by Dr. Chip Cole, an expert in reconstructive and rejuvenation surgery, with more than 33 years of experience. Dr. Chip Cole is an oculoplastic specialist, known as “The Eye Guy,” for his time spent providing educational lectures both nationally and internationally.
The full public awareness campaign, as well as more information about Dr. Chip Cole and the Face Change Foundation, can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-harvey-chip-cole-iii-md-facs-5a86649a/
Dr. Harvey “Chip” Cole III, MD, FACS, Quadruple Board Certified Surgeon
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