October 2013

The Other Orange and Black

It’s that time of year again, when ghosts, goblins, witches and warlocks come out of the dark. Halloween is a spooky and fun time of year. It’s a time to get out of our routine, be creative, dress up and have fun. With orange and black jack-o-lanterns displayed in every storefront and on every porch, its hard to miss the Continue reading

What is a Keratoacanthoma?

Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a relatively common type of skin cancer.  In general, KA is considered a low grade or well-differentiated type of squamous cell carcinoma; however, it tends to grow rapidly over a few weeks to months, locally invading surrounding tissues. A portion of KA can become invasive squamous cell carcinomas if they are not treated. The cause of KA Continue reading

Top 5 types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that manifests with pink-red elevated plaques on the skin and can be covered with thick silver-white scale. About 2% of the world population is affected by psoriasis and it is believe that many people are genetically predisposed to developing this disease. That means psoriasis will often run in families with children being affected if Continue reading

Top Five Skin Changes Seen With Breast Cancer

Although skin cancer remains the most common form of cancer affecting both men and women in the United States, Sanova Dermatology recognizes 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer. The telltale sign of breast cancer is the development of a lump in one’s breast. But there are several skin changes that can also help you identify breast Continue reading

Top 10 Skin Cancer Tumors Treated by Mohs Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is an extremely versatile technique for removing and treating different kinds of skin cancers. Here are the top 10 tumors that can be treated with Mohs Surgery: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) – The most frequently occurring form of skin cancer, BCC is an irregular spot or growth that can appear as an open sore, pink growth, shiny Continue reading

Should Serums Be A Part of Your Daily Skin Care Regimen?

With all the skin care products out there competing for real estate on our skin, it can be hard to know which ones are essential to maintaining healthy, youthful skin and which ones to avoid. Serums are definitely the most recent craze in skin care, but what are serums and do they really work? Serums Serums fall somewhere in between Continue reading

Top 5 reasons to get a skin cancer screening

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends regular skin checks for good health and wellbeing for everyone. People of all ages and skin colors can be affected by skin cancer. Furthermore, by receiving a regular skin check this can increase your chance to catch skin cancer at an early and treatable stage. At Sanova Dermatology, Dr. Adam Mamelak has been recognized Continue reading

Dr. Mamelak nationally recognized for Skin Cancer Awareness contributions by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

The American Society of Dermatological Surgery (ASDS) has recently recognized Dr. Adam Mamelak as a Choose Skin Health Top Screener for 2013 for performing more skin cancer screenings than any other physician in his region. The region is composed of 9 states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. As the largest specialty organization in Continue reading

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