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Why Colorado Patients are at a Higher Risk for Developing Melanoma than Most

April 23, 2015

Dr. Richard Asarch, who is board certified in dermatology and a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery with a full practice and medical spa in Denver, Colorado again joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention Channel.

On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 the Melanoma Research Foundation will be honoring Dr. Asarch, with the MRF's Humanitarian Award. The MRF presents the Humanitarian Award to those in the local community who have committed to fighting melanoma through exemp-lary patient care, cutting-edged research and scientific leadership.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Richard Asarch discuss the following:

  • What is Melanoma?
  • What causes Melanoma?
  • Can you explain Melanoma prevention and protection? 
  • Why are patients in Colorado at a higher risk for developing Melanoma? 
  • How is Melanoma detected & how is it diagnosed? 
  • You have performed over 30,000 Mohs surgeries. How does Mohs work to treat Melanoma?
  • What are the top 3 pieces of advice you would give your patients about Melanoma and Skin Cancer?

Duration: 12:38

Dr. Richard Asarch, MD, PC heads the Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery in Denver, CO, and it’s accompanying state-of-the-art DermaSpa. Having spent over 35 years in practice evaluating and adopting the latest advances in medical and cosmetic dermatology, his experience and continued dedication to his patients and their overall health, Dr. Asarch is truly a leader in both the local and national medical community.

Considered an expert on melanoma and other skin cancers, Dr. Asarch is Double Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and has successfully completed over 30,000 Mohs Surgeries for skin cancer removal.  Dr. Asarch introduced Mohs to the state of Colorado in 1977 after studying directly with Dr. Frederic Mohs, the founder of Mohs Surgery.

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also provides education about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.


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