Tag: Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer: Protect, Deflect and Reflect with Dr. Rizzo, MD, PhD (Ep. 29)

Skin Cancer: Protect, Deflect and Reflect with Dr. Rizzo, MD, PhD (Ep. 29)

Are you living a well balanced lifestyle that goes beyond healthy eating habits and staying active? Do you know how you can elevate your day to day to improve your overall well-being?

In this episode, Barbara Archer is joined by Dr. Rizzo, a board-certified dermatologist who provides expert insights on the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer. This insightful conversation also covers genetic factors, risks associated with indoor tanning, and misconceptions about skin cancer.

Dr. Rizzo discusses:

  • Insights into skin cancer: Why does it become more common as we age?
  • The intricate journey of diagnosing and confronting skin cancer
  • Exploring cutting-edge treatments specifically for non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Plus, additional riveting insights


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About our Guest:

Dr. Rizzo was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He attended Syracuse University, earning a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, earning dual doctoral degrees in medicine and biochemistry (MD and PhD). After medical school, he completed dermatology residency and micrographic surgery (Mohs)/dermatologic oncology fellowship training programs at the University of Michigan, one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the world. At Michigan, Dr. Rizzo received comprehensive, rigorous and multidisciplinary training in the fields of general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin cancers, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and other rare cancers. He has performed thousands of Mohs and melanoma surgery cases, including a wide breadth of complex surgical reconstructions. Dr. Rizzo is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He looks forward to working closely with patients in south west Florida to service their general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology needs.

This podcast is for medical education and awareness. If you have a need for medical advice, you should seek a consultation with your physician. You can find a board-certified dermatologist in your area through the American Academy of Dermatology.  

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