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Stanford's Dermato-Oncology Clinic Featured on NBC Bay Area

05.10.2013

NBC Bay Area recently featured Stanford's dermato-oncology clinic in a segment including Dr. Bernice Kwong, clinical assistant professor of dermatology. The story highlights how the clinic addresses the skin-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, which can improve a cancer patient's day-to-day life through correct diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions.

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0:00 is including skin problems but now they have a place to go

0:03 that place is a special dermatology clinic at Stanford only for cancer

0:07 patients

0:08 it's not a purse it's kind in the nation screen NBC Bay Area's Marriott properly

0:11 joins us

0:12 from Stamper with more on this new centre Maryam rises new clinic is

0:18 located inside the Stanford Cancer Care Center so it's very convenient for

0:22 cancer patients

0:23 three days a week they'll be able to come here and see a dermatologist about

0:27 skin problems

0:28 that are often caused by their cancer treatments

0:31 results hi Stephen grinder is no stranger to doctors appointment

0:36 he's been battling chronic lymphoma leukemia for the past 10 years

0:40 and has undergone 47 the treatments now he's taking this new chemo drug as part

0:45 of a clinical trial

0:46 and he's concerned it may be causing blisters on his skin

0:49 but he didn't have to wait weeks to get an appointment with the dermatologist

0:53 when I the belt these lesions on my arm three weeks ago

0:56 they were immediately able timing within hours

1:00 great got me into the clinic and had me set up an appointment and

1:05 I mean that was just amazing steven is benefiting from the new supportive

1:09 d'amato oncology clinic at the Stanford Cancer Institute it's what are the first

1:14 in the nation to address the skin problems had cancer patients

1:17 problems often caused by chemotherapy and radiation

1:21 during radiation have products almost like you can get really bad sunburn so

1:26 then there's just the rectum

1:27 burning on the skin that can happen is we want to make sure that I'm

1:30 that we take care that helps soothe the skin the skin can break down so I think

1:35 arafat

1:36 and when the skin breaks on it puts them at high risk for secondary infection

1:40 doctor bernie is Quan said skin infections often forced patients to stop

1:43 radiation treatments or use a less powerful does

1:46 but dermatologists on-site at the Cancer Institute

1:49 to help prevent infections they often don't have to stop their cancer

1:54 treatments

1:55 doctors say patients who have undergone radiation are more likely to develop

2:00 skin cancer later so this new clinic

2:02 will also help those cancer patients minimize their risk

2:06 reporting live at Stanford marry off of Route NBC Bay Area News

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