Category Archives: Skin Cancer

Method of dermatoscopy of skin lesions and moles.

Registration is Now Open for the 2022 Annual Meeting: Focus on Skin Cancer

Dermatologists are tasked with the job of diagnosing and treating skin conditions. That’s the way some may see it. The way we see it is that a dermatologist can significantly contribute to their patients’ sense of well-being by taking care with their consultation and examination processes. This is especially true when patients are seeking skin […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2022
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Keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the skin on the back of an elderly person

Why Consider Mohs Surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Statistics in skin cancer reveal that basal cell carcinoma is the most predominant form of this disease. It is the role of the dermatologist to alert patients to their risks and to educate them in prevention and awareness of suspicious growths. Additionally, a dermatologist wants to provide the utmost care to patients who are diagnosed […]

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2022
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Dermatologist examines child patient birthmark with dermatoscope.

Are You (or Your Doctor) Using Dermoscopy in Skin Cancer Screenings?

Approximately one-third of the cancer diagnoses that are made each year are some form of skin cancer. It is no secret in the medical community that skin cancer is the leading form of cancer in the United States. This knowledge is an incentive for every practitioner who performs skin cancer screenings to do so with […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2022
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Doctor during an onlinecall with a female patient showing a large mole

Are Virtual Skin Cancer Screenings the New Norm?

Telehealth has become much more common in the past 18 months. Initially, doctors began offering virtual visits to patients to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The practice has continued largely because both doctors and their patients have learned that it is more convenient and, with due diligence, does not diminish the effectiveness of the care […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2021
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Dermatologist looking at patients skin on hands with magnifying glass top view. Eczema treatment concept

Getting Back to Routine Healthcare

If we’re completely honest, we have to admit that these past 18 months have been anything but routine. We’ve faced more uncertainty and stress than many of us ever have, and we’re not completely out of the woods just yet. As difficult as it may be for us to start engaging in life as normally […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2021
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Brooke Shields Talks Skin Cancer

Actor Brooke Shields has had quite the year. Not only did the 55-year-old suffer a broken femur in a freak accident using a balance board, but she was also told by her doctor that her skin held the signs of sun damage. These were not cosmetic concerns, they were spots that indicated a higher potential […]


More Sunscreen Facts that Consumers Need to Know

Summertime is upon us here in the United States and, in light of recent vaccine developments, many people are feeling more confident about enjoying some time outdoors. Seeing that outdoor time equals sun exposure, we want to revisit the topic of sunscreen. As they say, prevention is the best medicine. If we can help doctors […]


Should Men Worry about Skin Cancer?

Men and women face different risks as they age. Among the various men’s health issues we talk about today, skin cancer usually isn’t at the top of the list. It needs to be. With skin cancer rates rising among adults of all ages, men need to be just as aware and concerned about how they […]


Focus on Eyelid Skin Cancers

Our eyes are truly phenomenal in the way that they adjust to see near and far, in high-light and low-light. While there is a strong bony socket around each eye to protect internal structures, it is up to each individual to protect the thin, delicate skin on the eyelids and around the eyes. This area […]


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