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Will a Plant-Based Diet Improve Your Surgery Recovery? Nov 12th, 2020

Eating a plant-based diet can give your body the nutrients it needs and also help reduce your risk of developing many chronic diseases. So it naturally follows that if you’re having surgery, eating a plant-based diet can help you recover better. At Ali Hendi, MD, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, our...

Ali Hendi, MD - a Dermatologist in private practice Oct 12th, 2020

A widely recognized skin cancer specialist, Dr. Hendi has been caring for patients in the Washington, D.C. area for over a decade. A board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs and reconstructive surgeon, he opened a state-of-the-art surgical facility, dedicated to the treatment of skin cancers, in Chevy Chase, Maryland in 2008.  Since...

Skin Cancer Screening: What to Expect During a Full-Body Skin Exam Oct 6th, 2020

Skin cancer is an umbrella term for several different types of cancer, including melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma. Skin cancer is on the rise — a 77% increase was reported from 1994 to 2014. In Maryland alone, 23% of all cancer diagnoses are melanoma. Thankfully, skin...

When Should You Worry About a Mole? Sep 8th, 2020

Almost everyone has a few moles on their body. Clinically known as “nevi” (plural) or “nevus” (singular), moles are usually harmless. You might be born with moles, or they could emerge during childhood or adolescence.  New or changing moles can be a sign of skin cancer, including melanoma — the...

What Dark-Skinned People Need to Know About Skin Cancer Aug 20th, 2020

Skin cancer is often thought of as something people with fair skin are at risk for. The truth is, people with dark skin can get skin cancer, and when they do they’re more likely to die from the disease.  Widely recognized skin cancer specialist Ali Hendi, MD, and his highly-skilled...

How to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer Jul 24th, 2020

We’ve made it to summer! And we’re all a little bit relieved for it. But with everything happening, don’t forget that the risk of skin cancer is still present when you spend time in the sun.  In fact, one in five people, or 20% of the entire U.S. population, can...

TWO METHODS OF SKIN CANCER PREVENTION Feb 20th, 2020

NICOTINAMIDE CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF SKIN CANCER An inexpensive vitamin B₃ product that is widely available over the counter has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of developing further skin cancers in patients who have already been diagnosed with nonmelanoma skin cancer. This product is nicotinamide, also known as...