Press Release

Skin Cancer Screening a Valuable Tool against Disease


I do other things to avoid diseases, but I never really thought about taking care of my skin.

-David Duckworth, patient, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

David Duckworth had not taken sun protection seriously until a Stanford doctor spotted something suspicious during a skin cancer screening. Now, Duckworth makes sure he covers up and protects his skin. 

Medical professionals—and patients themselves—can see things growing and changing. There's nothing standing between us and our skin.

-Justin Ko, MD, Stanford Hospital & Clinics dermatologist

About Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care (SHC) seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate, and discover.  Across its health system of inpatient care, outpatient health centers, medical groups, health plan offerings, care navigation and virtual care services, Stanford Health Care provides patients with the very best in health and care through its unique leading edge and coordinated care approach.

Stanford Health Care is widely recognized for delivering the highest levels of care and compassion, while also discovering breakthroughs for treating cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, primary care issues, and many other conditions.  Stanford Health Care and its Stanford Hospital, along with Stanford Children’s Health and the Stanford University School of Medicine, are committed to delivering Stanford Medicine excellence to each and every patient and family served.

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