October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time of year when charities, brands, companies and people band together to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Wondering what that has to do with Dermatology? Cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments for cancer are usually marked with 2-3 small tattoo marks on their skin. These marks guide the radiation therapist to position the treatment in the same exact location each time. While these marks are clinically very helpful during cancer treatment, they are permanent and leave recovered patients with a constant reminder of their battle. That’s where Dermatologists come in, to remove these tattoo markings with the latest laser technologies.