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Common Cancer Myths

June 17th, 2015

MYTH: People with darker skin can’t get skin cancer.

TRUTH: Fair skin does boost your odds of developing both deadly melanoma and other types of skin cancer. But no hue grants you immunity from the disease, says Joshua Fox, M.D., medical director of Advanced Dermatology, P.C., in New York—especially if you fail to take preventive measures.
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Advanced Surgical Center of Bergen County, P.C.

May 15th, 2015

Advanced Surgical Center of Bergen County, P.C. earns AAAASF accreditation for patient safety

Completed thorough review process

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Advanced Surgical Center of Bergen County, P.C. has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF is celebrating its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.
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Rhinophyma: Tips for Dealing with a Large, Red Nose

May 8th, 2015

Dermatology Specialist Dr. Joshua Fox Answers Questions and Explains Link to Rosacea

There is no definitive way of preventing the progression of rosacea to rhinohpyma but avoiding triggers that aggravate rosacea by increasing blood flow to the face can delay the worsening of symptoms.

Albertson, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2015

The bulbous, red nose most often associated with the comedian W.C. Fields has often been thought to be caused by heavy drinking. While alcohol consumption may increase blood flow to the face and cause temporary redness, it is not responsible for rhinophyma, a skin condition characterized by a large, red, bumpy nose that is just as likely to occur in non-drinkers as in drinkers. more >>

Tips for Treating Vitiligo

March 20th, 2015

from Dermatology Specialist Dr. Alicia Cool


Dermatology specialist Dr. Alicia Cool with Advanced Dermatology PC Answers Questions about Vitiligo, Loss of Skin Pigmentation

Vitiligo isn’t contagious and it isn’t medically harmful but it can have serious consequences for emotional and psychological well-being.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

One to two million Americans suffer with a blotchy loss of skin color that is characteristic of the condition called vitiligo. It can affect anyone but is more noticeable in those with darker skin. “Vitiligo isn’t contagious and it isn’t medically harmful but it can have serious consequences for emotional and psychological well-being,” says dermatology specialist Dr. Alicia Cool with Advanced Dermatology, P.C. “And while we cannot cure it, we can treat it in ways that minimize or camouflage its cosmetic effects.”
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Dr. Fox on Protecting Your Skin in Winter

February 16th, 2015


Winter is a wonderful time for outdoor adventurers. Many hit the slopes, others continue their outdoor exercise regimens and some simply enjoy a regular walk in the winter sunshine. However, you must be careful because you can get skin cancer in the winter too. It is imperative to protect your skin from the sun, and especially for men, to protect your ears and lips.


Dr. Joshua Fox

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, men’s increased risk for skin cancer is due to their shorter hairstyles combined with improper sunscreen application. Women are also vulnerable, especially if they have thin or short hair, or wear their hair pulled back in a ponytail. There is a much greater prevalence of ear skin cancer in men than women. We also have more basal cell cancer of the lip in men than women. This is because women use lipstick and other balms that typically have some sun protection.
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