Category: Skin Cancer

Detecting Early: The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer Detection

People of a certain age might remember when sunbathers, including them, sat at the beach without sunscreen. Instead they might have used baby oil on their skin to increase their gorgeous tan. Little did they know that using baby oil increased their risk of skin cancer since it attracts ultraviolet UV rays and allows it to penetrate more deeply. In addition, it causes a quicker burn. Unfortunately, although we now know how dangerous it is to be out in the sun, people still do it. No matter whether you use sunscreen at the beach, use it everyday, or not at all, we need information about detecting skin cancer early, including the ABCDEs of skin cancer detection.

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What Can I Expect If I Have Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma sounds a bit frightening. It happens to be the most common skin cancer we can develop, and yes, it can become quite serious if neglected or overlooked. If you or Dr. Goodless discovers basal cell carcinoma, there will be a series of actions you need to undertake. What can I expect if I have basal cell carcinoma?

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Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer And Melanoma

We have come a long way from the days when using baby oil to acquire a beautiful tan was all the rage. Even though most people are aware of just how dangerous the sun is, there are still sun worshippers who think they are invulnerable, and that only a couple of hours in the sun won’t hurt.

We beg to differ.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more cases than any other cancer combined. No matter your age, your nationality, or especially if you are a parent, be aware of the dangers of skin cancer and melanoma.

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Skin Cancer: Mohs Surgery vs Traditional Excision

Appropriately named after the doctor who invented this technique, Dr. Frederick Mohs, Mohs cancer surgery is now considered the gold standard for skin cancer treatment. It is a precise and effective treatment for most skin cancers with melanoma being an exception. Let’s analyze skin cancer Mohs surgery vs traditional excision.

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Routine Full Body Skin Exams

Screenings or preventative care of all kinds like at the dentist, family doctor, or dermatologist is designed for early intervention and to catch problems when they are most treatable, in the early stages. It makes sense to stay ahead of problems. Keep reading for some benefits of an annual exam and why you shouldn’t skip routine full body skin exams.

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Your Summer Guide To Skin Cancer Prevention

We all love summer with water sports, outdoor play, and family outings. By now, most of us understand how essential it is to protect our skin from the sun. The message that still is unclear for many is how often to protect yourself and how. Putting on sunscreen in the morning and thinking you are protected all day is not always the case. Let’s look at the when, how, and where of skin cancer prevention.

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What To Expect With Mohs Surgery

Known as the gold standard in treating skin cancers, micrographic Mohs surgery is a highly effective treatment for the removal of the most common types of skin cancers. It is actually named for the medical student who perfected it back in the 1930s, but has since been modified to today’s standards. If your dermatologist has recommended this procedure to treat your skin cancer, here is what to expect with Mohs surgery.

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