Rhett J. Drugge, MD

Internet Dermatology Society

Stamford, Connecticut



Advanced Photodamage

Actinic Keratosis

Genetic Radiosensitivity

Acquired Radiosensitivity

Non-Malignant Skin Tumors

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Malignant Melanoma


Photodamage is caused primarily by UV-B and UV-A radiation from the sun. The relationship between UV radiation and Skin Cancer , The role of free radicals . The UV Index provides a forecast of your likely UV exposureat noon. This forecast can help you determine what level SPF sunscreen will best protect your skin. The forecast is based on a scale of 1 (low) to 15 (high). Here is an explanation of how the UV Index works.

Forecast for 30 U.S. Cities
The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently began issuing a daily UV FORECAST for 30 metropolitan areas around the country.

Non-Cancerous findings associated with radiation damage:

Advanced Photodamage in a Normal Host