STAYING SAFE IN THE SUN

Beach season is almost here. Yesterday, the high was already 90 degrees in Charleston, and many are hitting the water and beaches to soak up the sun. But before you head outside, know some sun safety tips that can help you.  Skin cancer is the most common form of all cancers and it accounts for […]

MELANOMA MONDAY

Monday is Melanoma Monday. This day was designated by the American Academy of Dermatology to raise awareness about melanoma and encourage early detection. This day isn’t meant to scare people and have them shut all their blinds and live in a sunless world, it’s meant to educate people to understand to do self skin exams […]

UP CLOSE WITH LAUREN ~ MELANOMA AWARENESS EDITION

Just like our patients, our Germain staff suffers from common skin issues, the occasional breakout and even wrinkles! Ever wonder what they do to look so fabulous? Find out on our Staff Blog post. Each month we will feature a different staff member their favorite products, routines, skin care battles and more. May’s feature is in […]

REMEMBERING JERI CALHOUN~ HONORING MELANOMA AWARENESS

Often times, when people hear the word “melanoma”, they imagine a person that spent years in tanning beds or slathering baby oil on their bodies as teens. The image that doesn’t come to mind is a healthy runner that practiced sun safety. Which is why it’s important for us to tell the story of Jeri Anne Calhoun. Jeri […]

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! MELANOMA MONDAY- MAY 2ND

May is Melanoma Awareness Month and we kick it off with Melanoma Monday. We encourage everyone to wear Orange with us in observance of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness on Monday, May 2nd.  Join us to encourage sun safety this Summer.  Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in […]

REMINDER: SKIN CANCER IS REAL. GET CHECKED

Some of you may have seen a recent article from the Post and Courier regarding the rise in Melanoma cases. The patient interviewed for this article is one of our own Germain Dermatology patients, Natalie Grantham, and she has offered to shed some extra light on her brush with cancer and her experience with Melanoma with each […]

SUNSCREEN STAT!

We’re lucky to live in the beautiful Carolinas, from the beaches to the lakes, there’s always great things to do outside. But before you head into the summer sun, it’s important that you pay attention to your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of all cancers and it accounts for nearly half of […]

UNPROTECTED EXPOSURE

It’s already reaching in the high ’80s in Charleston and it’s only going to get warmer and sunnier as the summer month approach us. With May being Skin Cancer Awareness month, many people are paying attention to their skin. However, once it’s no longer in your face, you can’t forget about it.  Tanning Beds? NEVER  […]

KEEPING AN EYE OUT ALL YEAR LONG

Did Skin Cancer Awareness Month (May) go by without you noticing? Good chance it did…for some reason Skin Cancer doesn’t get the publicity or notoriety of other diseases, even other forms of cancer, but it’s actually the most common form of the disease. Over 3.5 million cases in over two million Americans are diagnosed every […]