Beauty goes beyond skin deep. However, maintaining overall health and wellness can begin within our own skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop some form of it in their lifetime. Melanoma accounts for less than two percent of skin cancer cases, but it is responsible for a vast majority of skin cancer deaths. Patients with a family history of melanoma are at higher risk of developing melanoma themselves. Despite family history, there are preventative steps that you can take in order to avoid the development of skin cancer, and preserve your overall health. Avoiding extensive sun exposure, wearing sunblock, and keeping up with annual exams are all steps you can take that can potentially save your life.
That is why, Dr. Jacobs expresses the importance of receiving a thorough skin examination at least twice a year. One size does not fit all when it comes to skin exams. Dr. Jacobs customizes each exam to the individual patient. This includes taking into account his or her medical history, including all prior surgeries (even if they are not skin-related), as well as the patient’s family history of skin cancer. Because small formations of cancer can be easily missed, treatments are detail-oriented, and may involve microscopically checking hundreds of spots on one patient alone, if necessary.
Dr. Jacobs and his staff take a four-pronged approach:
- Treatment plan
- Prevention recommendations
Every spot removed is carefully analyzed. Dr. Jacobs works with New York City’s top skin pathologist, Dr. Cynthia Magro at Weill Cornell Medical College.
A skin cancer diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. But Dr. Jacobs has an exceptional track record for successfully detecting skin cancer early on. As he puts it, “Early melanoma is quite difficult to detect. But I have looked, using a microscope, at millions of spots throughout the course of my practice, and am attuned to distinguishing tiny, very subtle irregularities below the surface of the skin, which has proven fruitful in identifying problem spots.”
Maintaining beautiful and youthful skin begins with preserving skin health. Be sure to do your part in preventing the development of skin cancer by taking the simple and necessary preventative measures. If you have yet to schedule your skin cancer detection exam, now is the time. Receive a personalized and thorough skin exam from one of the best, here at Michael I. Jacobs, M.D. Skin cancer detection is one of the essential keys to achieving radiantly vibrant and healthy skin. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards a healthy complexion and optimal wellness!
by Bruce Robertson
I have been a patient of Dr.Jacobs for over 20 years,,Over that time period he has discovered, treated, and has removed several skin cancers from me. I can clearly state that if it weren’t for him I probably would not be alive today..His staff has always been the most professional and his clinical environment is always immaculate. I would recommend anyone with dermatological issues from psoriasis to melanoma to consult with Dr. Michael Jacobs.
by Carol C
I had the best experience with Dr. Jacobs. Went to see two doctors who misdiagnosed a rash I had on my ankle. Dr. Jacobs identified it within seconds, prescribed a medication and it started to clear up two days later. The staff is wonderful and I would go back anytime.
by Michel Orban
For over 30 years, Dr. Jacobs has treated me. He is cordial, friendly and listens. Most recently, I had a severe case of bedbug bites that I got in Portugal. Literally within minutes of texting him with photos, he corrected the diagnosis I'd been given at a local hospital clinic and told me the medicines I needed. While I saw two doctors in Europe, it was Dr. Jacobs who helped me control my anxiety. For over three weeks, he communicated frequently with me - reconfirming what I was doing was correct and reassuring me the bites would get better, Dr. Jacobs is my go to! He is thoughtful, direct and clear in conveying his diagnosis. I am grateful to him for his care and appreciate all he has done for me over the years.
by Jackie S
I have been a patient of Dr. Jacob's for over a year and although I went for one procedure, I kept coming due to their outstanding and attentive service. Their facility is very clean and the staff is very professional. Their equipment is top of the line. I've had hair removal and lasers done that was totally painless. I highly recommend this facility.
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by charlotte squarcy
The wonderful work the Doctor did restoring a freshness to my face and neck was enough to convince 5 women pictured in The Social Register to make appointments of their own. Whether socially, for a polished image at work, or for health and wellness to take personal care seriously, this is the doctor to visit. NOT one who sells her services on TV talk shows. This office is not a Botox factory assembly line. When comparing notes, we women agreed that each was treated uniquely as specialized treatments were matched with care and a sure sense of what would be pleasing and successful with each patient. May I note as well that there are quite a number of men in the office seeking treatment as well!. This is a board certified physician who teaches his skills at Cornell. It goes without saying that his professional demeanor causes a patient to trust his judgement.
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