NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ®: Midwestern Values Nebraska Focused

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"Bringing Personalized Skin Care to the People of Nebraska"

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Athena Wearing A Corinthian Helmet with Caduceus
Mint: Akarnania, Leukas; Central Greece
Silver Stater Coin Minted: 350 to 300 B.C.

Tiresias watched Athena bathing. Upon seeing Tiresias, Athena blinded him. When Athena repented, she gave Tiresius the gift of soothsaying. Afterwards, Tiresias once told Oedipus: To see the future, in fact, is a terrible fate “it is but sorrow to be wise when wisdom profits not”. People who get too much Sun may also suffer needlessly. Let's profit from our current knowledge about skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment..


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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Nebraska. Because Nebraskans work outdoors in the farm and ranch businesses, sun exposure may be excessive, especially if protective measures are not taken. Over a lifetime, pre-neoplastic conditions (actinic keratoses, lentigo maligna) and cancers of the skin may occur in sun damaged parts of the body. Cancers of the skin (melanoma, mycosis fungoides, Kaposi's sarcoma, Merkel cell carcinoma) may be life threatening. A very worrisome trend is the prevalence of malignant melanoma increasing markedly across the United States, including Nebraska.

NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® is a public-private effort in healthcare services related to educating Nebraskans about proper skin care as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, especially benign skin growths and skin cancers. Ongoing national research furthers our efforts to continually improve skin disease diagnosis and treatment for Nebraskans.

NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® has a growing network of talented licensed healthcare professionals who deliver fully integrated, cost effective skin disease diagnosis and treatment across the State of Nebraska as well as healthy skin and skin cancer prevention programs. These professionals include primary healthcare providers, dermatopathologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation therapists. If you undergo a skin biopsy, the skin specimen may be sent to NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® and its affiliate, Pathology Services, P.C. for processing, evaluation, diagnosis, and inclusion in its database. Having your skin biopsy specimen(s) sent to Pathology Services, PC. is not required to avail yourself of the resources of NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ®. If your healthcare provider sends your skin biopsy specimen elsewhere, NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® would appreciate a copy of your pathology report to include its diagnosis in its Nebraska cancer registry.

Nebraskans may contact Healthy Nebraska, Inc. to request additional information about skin care and skin diseases as well as obtain an appointment for skin cancer screening by licensed healthcare professionals in our NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® network in Nebraska.

For more information about our services or to send skin biopsies to us, contact


NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® is a service mark of Pathology Services, P.C.

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611 West Francis Street
North Platte, Nebraska 69101

Byron L. Barksdale, M.D.
Phone: 308-532-4700

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