Radiodermatitis affects approximately 95% of all patients who receive radiation therapy for cancer - many of who are women undergoing breast cancer treatment. A recent study has found that developing the condition has a significant and detrimental impact on breast cancer patients' overall quality-of-life.
Hilary Baldwin, M.D., discusses the nuances of adult female acne and its treatments in her presentation at the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas.
It is well established that psoriasis is associated with cardiometabolic disease, though the reason why remains unclear. This study followed pregnant women and mothers with psoriasis over an 11 year period to gain insight into the link between the immune-mediated skin disease and cardiometabolic disease.
Psoriasis does not appear to impact fertility, but there are conflicting data on whether psoriasis itself affects the risk of pregnancy complications in women of childbearing age. This expert weighs in on the subject.
Oral contraceptive pills and antiandrogen therapies may rival antibiotics for women with acne, according to research presented by Rachel V. Reynolds, M.D. at AAD earlier this month.
Treating chronic inflammatory skin conditions during pregnancy can be difficult because the therapies dermatologists prescribe can affect the unborn infant. See what insights this physician offers on managing chronic inflammatory skin conditions in pregnant patients.
Dermatology care for women goes beyond skin. Practicing dermatologists reside at the crux of meeting women’s needs and play an important role in addressing issues like aging, self-esteem, hormones and stress management.
For women with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis who take secukinumab during pregnancy or conception, recent research shows adverse pregnancy events don’t happen at a higher rate.
Women in treatment for skin diseases, including psoriasis, experience higher levels of non-psychotic psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and depression, than men.
Patients that schedule regular mammograms could easily be encouraged to screen for melanoma via self-skin examination when given instructions at their breast cancer screenings, according to a recent study. This type of intervention program could be an effective strategy to increase skin cancer awareness.