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David L. Swanson, M.D.

DERMATOLOGY

Dr. David Swanson is a Professor of Dermatology and the Resident Program Director at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He is Board Certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Executive Board of the International Dermoscopy Society. For two decades he has been the editor of Practical Reviews in Dermatology. He has over 50 publications and lectures internationally on dermoscopy and skin cancer detection, diagnosis, and therapy. Clinical interests include high risk skin cancer monitoring, hyperhidrosis, and psoriasis. Research interests include melanoma epidemiology, automated cancer detection technology, and skin imaging.

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12/2022

Interview with Dr. David L. Swanson, MD

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(0:04 - 1:28)

Introduction

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02

(1:28 - 4:42)

Listen to what Dr. Swanson says to his melanoma survivor patients. What is the
frequency of follow-up? What are the relative risks of developing additional melanoma?

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(5:05 - 26:42)

How to mitigate risks and prevent additional melanoma? How to detect melanoma at an early stage without performing unnecessary biopsy? Discussing self-exam, ABCDE, ugly duckling. Use of dermoscopy and full-body photography to follow high–risk patients. Who are the high-risk patients? Additional technologies to detect melanomas and other skin cancers (e.g., confocal laser microscopy & gene expression profiling). Challenging lesions on the face, nails, and feet.

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04

(26:42 - 29:38)

How to find the right dermatologists and physicians for your ongoing skin exam?
 

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05

(29:38 - 32:02)

What Dr. Swanson says to his patients to alleviate their anxiety. Don’t miss the surprising recommendations in the end. 

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(32:03 - 33:13)

Conclusion

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