Have you had Breast Cancer?

Did you know that breast cancer and melanoma are linked?  A baseline full skin exam is recommended to screen for melanoma if you have had breast cancer. Doctors are patients too!  This image is of Dr. Nandedkar in 2011 receiving radiation for her breast cancer.  She is well and lives life to the fullest! 

Maithily Nandedkar, MD, FAAD also known as Dr. Nandedkar-Thomas to her patients- completed her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1988 from the George Washington University and her Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland in 1992. She worked for two local TV stations: W*USA-TV and Cable News 21.

In 1994, she left TV news to pursue medicine. She interned at the National Institutes of Health. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City in 1999 then completed her Internship at the Washington Hospital Center in 2000 and Dermatology Residency at Howard University in 2003. She is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic surgeon with over 18 years of experience. She has published in several peer reviewed journals and books. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.  She is also a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation. 

On a personal note, she completed treatment for breast cancer in 2011. She has been happily married to her husband, Dr. Thomas for more than 27 years. She has two adult children and a great sense of humor!