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Skin Cancer Long Beach, CA

Why Actinic Keratosis Should be Treated

Actinic keratosis has been recognized as a potential precursor to squamous cell skin cancer. Also called solar keratosis, this skin lesion is usually characterized by scaling and crustiness. Usually, if one AK develops, it will be surrounded by more over time. Statistics indicate that it is possible for actinic keratoses to resolve on their own. […]


Skin Cancer FAQS Long Beach, CA

Doctors may be Educating more than Their Patients

Healthcare providers have become increasingly aware of the need to educate patients in matters of health and wellness. Cardiologists support patient health by offering dietary and lifestyle tips for cardiovascular function. Gynecologists teach women how to perform breast exams on themselves in between professional screenings. Dermatologists help their patients by showing them how to perform […]



Basal Cell Carcinoma Long Beach, CA

It’s Just Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The majority (80 percent) of skin cancer diagnoses made each year are related to basal cells, or BCCs. Diagnoses of squamous cell carcinomas, SCCs, occur less frequently but are by no means uncommon. It is essential that physicians and patients know how to recognize squamous cell carcinomas. Furthermore, it is important that these lesions not […]


Mohs Surgery Long Beach, CA

Optimal Outcomes May Require a Team Effort

The Mohs surgical technique has been a significant step forward in the area of patient care. This procedure is renowned for its efficacy and long-term results. Because Mohs removes cancerous tissue in layers rather than one substantial piece, there is a much lower risk that patients will need reconstructive surgery to repair scarring from their […]


Skin Cancer Treatment Education Long Beach, CA

Tricks of the Trade

It’s interesting that, even with mounds of evidence that confirms the health hazards of UV exposure, we are still routinely seeing patients enter dermatology offices with glowing, sun-kissed skin. To some health professionals, this is a maddening dance; the one in which we take a forward step toward skin cancer prevention and our patients simultaneously […]


Mohs Surgical Procedure Long Beach, CA

Reconstruction after Mohs Surgery: A Matter of Timing

Physicians who obtain the necessary training and certification to perform Mohs Micrographic Surgery do so because they have a strong desire to improve patient outcomes. Mohs presents an opportunity to increase efficacy while simultaneously decreasing tissue disruption. As refined as this technique is compared to the standard surgical excision of skin cancers, there are instances […]


Skin Cancer Long Beach, CA

Erring on the Side of Caution

Skin cancer is winning in the polls, holding the distinct #1 spot as the most common form of cancer. This is not a win whatsoever. Men and women of all ages are typically blindsided when a biopsy confirms any stage of skin cancer – or any type. On our end, we know the up-side, which […]


Skin Cancer Long Beach, CA

The Shapeshifting Nature of Skin Cancer

Shapeshifting is a magical characteristic referred to throughout ancient folklore. The term describes the ability of a person to metamorphosis into something else. In today’s terms, we may refer to shapeshifting casually to illustrate a point about a certain person or, in the case of this blog, a condition. Here, we want to point out […]


Mohs micrographic surgery Long Beach, CA

Mohs an Excellent Approach for Many Basal Cell Carcinomas

Current statistics demonstrate a significant prevalence of basal cell carcinomas, the most common type of skin cancer. In addition to doing our part as healthcare practitioners to raise awareness about this potentially serious dermatologic and health condition, it is also necessary to offer patients the highest level of care possible. This means we need to […]


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