Mark B. Faries, MD, a surgical oncologist specializing in cutaneous oncology joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom with how to protect your skin during the hot summer months.

Dr. Faries conducts research relating to melanoma surgery, lymphatic biology and tumor immunology.

He is the principal investigator of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial and has completed trials in minimally invasive lymph node dissection and several immune therapies, and serves as an investigator on several therapeutic clinical trials.

Dr. Faries told Guyardo “prevention is key”, and shared ways for viewers to stay safe while exposed to the sun’s harmful rays.

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