A Patient’s Skin Cancer Story – What Does Dr. Dima and Loreana Bobbit Have in Common?
WellMedica strongly supports Skin Cancer Awareness Month, also known as Melanoma May. In honor of this extremely important month we would like to share one of our favorite patient stories. These story shares their experience with WellMedica, skin cancer, and what Dr. Dima has in common with Loreana Bobbit.
“I am not one to go to the doctors but I noticed a change in my skin, what looked like a scab that did not heal and thought I might want to get this looked at. I was in the Reston area so I called Dr. Dima’s office. After taking a look at it Dr. Dima stated “let’s be safe, remove it and send it off to the lab”. So in a few minutes the good Doctor removed the tissue and I declare victory. She said if it scarred it would be minimal. So off I went dismissing the matter.
A week later I got a follow up call. The lab results were positive for skin cancer. Dr. Dima told me to get my butt to her office sooner rather than later. So, back to the Doctor. I had visions of Loreana Bobbit, a woman with a knife, oh my!! Just kidding!!
I did know she was a Board Certified Laser Surgeon and knew I was in good hands. So back to her office I went and into her trust. I did not even feel the needle as Dr. Dima numbed the surgical site. Thirty minutes later, I walked out with a slightly larger incision in my chest, that is already fading, and with a few do’s and don’ts. Yesterday I received a follow up call from the good doctor. The results were great; no more cancerous tissue to deal with. The bottom line is I am fortunate to have had Dr. Dima take care of me. Had I not seen her things might have been much worse over time. Her knowledge in skin care and skills as a surgeon may add years to my life and for that I am grateful.”
-Joe S. (Reston, VA)
How Common is a Story Like This?
Skin Cancer is more common than one may think. One in five Americans will get skin cancer over the course of a lifetime, therefore receiving routine skin cancer screenings is very important. More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, yet fewer than 33% of adults, adolescents and children routinely use sun protection. During Full Body Mole Checks (FBMC) consultation at WellMedica, Dr. Dima examines your body and also takes baseline digital images of any suspicious lesions, recording their exact location, size and any other relevant data. Early detection and treatment of potentially abnormal lesions saves lives and should not be underestimated as a very effective, non-invasive and painless form of important preventive medicine.
Special in the Month of May for Skin Cancer Awareness
To get people excited about taking action against skin cancer WellMedica is offering a free full-sized Cosmic Ray Shield Sunscreen with every skin cancer screening in the month of May. Cosmic Ray Shield is a powerful sunscreen developed by Dr. Dima herself, from her skin care line Dr. Dima’s Epiceuticals. The sunscreen is SPF 36 and helps delay premature aging giving your skin a dose of antioxidants while lightly hydrating. It is also safe for sensitive and acne prone skin. We hope you focus on the importance of preventing skin cancer by scheduling a full body mole check with Dr. Dima today!
Due to the nature of this treatment, a medical consultation with Dr. Dima prior to treatment is require. Insurance Disclaimer: WellMedica Aesthetic & Anti-Aging does not accept insurance at this time, however we do provide the necessary documents for patients to submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement.