Inova Dermatologist Helps Local Students Win Sun-Shade Grant to Improve Sun Safety and Prevent Melanoma

Suraj S. Venna, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. He has a particular interest in the prevention, detection and treatment of melanoma. Read Dr. Venna’s profile. Running around outside is one of the best parts of being a kid. But when children don’t have a place…

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Jimmy Carter’s Rare Cancer Diagnosis

Suraj Venna, MD, is board certified in dermatology. He is the founding director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. Dr. Venna specializes in detecting and treating skin cancer. Dr. Venna is also chair for the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Melanoma Education Committee, the largest international meeting of oncologists. Read Dr. Venna’s…

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Reducing the risk of skin cancer

Don’t Get Burned There are many factors that determine the likelihood that you will develop skin cancer, including your genetics and family history of the disease. However, one of the main risk factors — exposure to the sun’s UV rays — can be mitigated if you take the proper preventive steps. One of them is…

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