RMA to Host Richard C. Connors, M.D. “Skin Cancer—What’s New”

On Aug 22, the RMA will host Dr. Richard Connors in their weekly speaker series.

will discuss the latest scientific understanding of skin cancer. He will tell us how best to guard against it, how to detect it, and how it can be treated.

The talk begins at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT, and is free and open to the public.

Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun.

But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by limiting or avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Checking your skin for suspicious changes can help detect skin cancer at its earliest stages.

Skin cancer is the leading cancer diagnosed and it is estimated that it will affect one in five Americans in their lifetimes.. Early detection is so important because, if caught early, these skin cancers can be 100% curable. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people perform self skin examinations monthly and have a fullbody skin exam by a board-certified dermatologist once a year (and more if you have been previously diagnosed with a skin cancer).

Dr. Connors has years of experience in detecting, diagnosing and treating skin cancers in his patients. In addition, he spends much of his time both in and out of the office educating people about important skin cancer prevention topics such as what to look for in moles, the use of sunscreen, and the dangers of indoor tanning.

Dr. Connors, who practices in Greenwich, is Section Head of Dermatology at Greenwich Hospital.

He received an M.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, his B.M.S. from Dartmouth Medical School, and his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and of the American Board of Dermatology and Pathology, and a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology of the NYU Medical Center.