“Heroes in Healthcare”
For several years our facility has also been privileged to participate in the removal of unwanted gang related tattoos for the California Youth Authority and multiple other programs. Dr. Tanghetti has been honored with the “Heroes in Healthcare” award for his community service for these tattoo removal programs.
Brighter Days is a program being conducted by Dr. Tanghetti and in several locations throughout the United States to serve and support individuals currently being treated for cancer with either chemotherapy or radiation. It is often the case that these life saving treatments can cause mild to serious side effects on the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists, whose field of study is specifically directed to such issues, contribute their time once a month in various locations to give personal attention and assistance to those wishing to attend.
During Brighter Days sessions, participants receive education on how to manage
their skin conditions and receive a personal evaluation, leading to the development of an appropriate skin care plan. These efforts are enhanced through the generosity of vendors who contribute their products to those in attendance. In addition to the benefits mentioned, it is important to note that that those attending Brighter Days often say that being able to interact with others who are in cancer treatment is very comforting and helpful.
It is our mission to maximize the health of your skin, hair and nails during your chemotherapy or radiation treatments. By doing so, we hope that we enhance your life through the support of trained, caring professionals, peer support, and knowledge.
Brighter Days is a program, originally developed by Dr. Donald Richey in Chico,
California, and is now being expanded to other locations by additional participating Dermatologists.
The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery has volunteered in the New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program, a national philanthropic campaign, coordinated by the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), offering free radiation mark removal for cancer patients. Read more about Dr. Tanghetti’s work with New Beginnings.