Dear 16 Year Old Me….Is It Possible A Malignant Melanoma Can Affect Me?

We all know the old saying “When I was young and foolish….” Here is a video from CTSedationDentist on YouTube, explaining the dangers of something called Malignant Melanoma. The bad news? It can strike someone close to you. There is good news! This cancer is preventable if you start  an early age. Please pass this along to anyone you know with young children.
Those who know me realize I travel often to dental meetings and visit and study dental offices all over the country to bring back new ideas to our practice, Gentle Dental Care in Plainville, CT.  On a recent trip to Tampa to visit a nationally renowned dentist friend, I happened to be introduced to Dr. M’s wife who happens to be a Dermatologist in Florida. What better place is there to help people with skin cancer?
That one day, I watched as she removed hundreds of suspicious skin lesions, many of which proved to be cancerous. This experience reinforced why we routinely and thoroughly examine your mouth for suspicious lesions.
Please watch this video and give it serious thought.

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About Dr. Thomas J. Peltzer, DMD

Dr. Peltzer is a Sedation Dental Specialist serving patients throughout the state of CT, MA, RI and NY.
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