Dr. Aurora Badia of Florida Skin Center Named Top Skin Cancer Screener for Second Consecutive Year

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More than 3,200 skin cancer screenings performed through 2020 ASDS Choose Skin Health Program.

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Our entire team is dedicated to sharing knowledge and information for the protection and detection of skin cancer. Providing free skin checks to our community is an actionable effort that is measured by more than just a number — early detection saves lives.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the largest specialty organization representing dermatologic surgeons, is pleased to recognize Florida Skin Center and its Founder and Medical Director Aurora Badia, MD, DO, for the second consecutive year as the top national screener and top practice in its Choose Skin Health program. Dr. Badia and her team provided 2,355 free skin cancer screenings in the 2019-20 program year.

"It is an honor and privilege to receive recognition as Top Screener for the most skin checks,” said Dr. Badia. “Our entire team is dedicated to sharing knowledge and information for the protection and detection of skin cancer. Providing free skin checks to our community is an actionable effort that is measured by more than just a number — early detection saves lives.”

The year-round Choose Skin Health program operates in partnership with Neutrogena to encourage consumers to apply healthy, sun safe behaviors to their everyday lives. The program promotes daily sunscreen use and monthly self-exams and offers free skin cancer screenings by ASDS member dermatologists. To date, participating members have performed more than 38,000 free screenings since the program began 10 years ago, and this year’s volunteers collectively provided over 3,500 screenings from Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020. This number was lower than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing practices to temporarily close and limit in-person visits.

2020 top regional screeners include:

  • Linda Zhou, MD
  • Shraddha Desai, MD
  • Andrew T. Jaffe, MD
  • Daniel J. Ladd, Jr., DO
  • Daniel Marshall, DO
  • Melanie Palm, MD, MBA

Of the patients screened during the 2019-20 program year:

  • 60% had never been to a skin cancer screening
  • Only 20% used sunscreen daily; 51% use it sometimes when outside for an extended period
  • 19% had a family history of non-melanoma skin cancer and 13% had a family history with melanoma
  • 28% had previously used a tanning bed (down from 31% in 2019)
  • 10% had previously been diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer and 3% with melanoma
  • 58% had lesions; 26% were advised to have biopsies
  • Seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis and benign nevus were the top three skin conditions cited

For more skin cancer resources, visit http://asds.net/SkinCancer.

About the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of skin throughout every stage of life. ASDS members are recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic and medically necessary skin surgery. They also are pioneers in the field; many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit asds.net.

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