Dr. Sherry Maragh Talks to DC News Now About Basal Cell Carcinoma Following President Joe Biden's Skin Cancer Removal



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Dr. Sherry Maragh of Maragh Dermatology, part of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery with offices in Ashburn and Warrenton, VA, and Rockville, MD, was recently interviewed by DC Times Now about basal cell carcinoma (BCC). This most common form of skin cancer made global news recently when it was announced that in March 2023, President Joe Biden had a cancerous lesion removed from his chest, and that his wife Jill had had two skin cancer lesions removed earlier this year.

In fact, one in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common form of cancer overall.

Dr. Maragh has performed more than 5000 skin cancer surgeries with cosmetic reconstruction, and is recognized as a leader and expert in the field by both her peers and patients.

When first developing, BCC often looks like a pink bump, similar to a pimple, but it doesn’t go away. It can also appear like a waxy bump, a flat and scar-like area, or a bleeding or scabbing sore that heals but keeps returning. With time, you may see spider veins in the growth.

In the interview, Dr. Maragh talks about BCC, and the fact that it is the most common form of skin cancer. Because it is directly linked to sun exposure, one of the best ways to protect against it is to use sunscreen that is at least 30 SPF every time you go outdoors, and to reapply it every two hours. Protective clothing, including a wide brimmed hat, and staying out of the sun during peak hours are important as well.

She also stresses the importance of early detection with an annual Total-Body Skin Cancer Exam by a dermatology professional.

In addition to being a board-certified Dermatologist, Dr. Maragh is a Fellowship trained Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgeon. Dr. Maragh received her training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Rochester, Minnesota. She then completed a highly competitive surgical fellowship training in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery with advanced facial reconstruction and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. 

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery. 

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