Category Archives: Skin Cancer

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Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreens

Even in light of advanced skin cancer treatments, it is safe to say that doctors would much prefer if more people could avoid cancerous lesions altogether. For this to become a reality, it is vital that we educate ourselves on the ways that sunscreen products work. Most people will and cannot stay out of the […]



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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 actinic keratosis develops, it will be surrounded by more over time. Statistics indicate that it is possible for actinic keratoses to resolve on their […]


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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 […]



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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]



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