Actinic Keratosis

Skin Cancer Screening: Who Needs it and How Often?

“Skin cancer is very treatable if caught early, but there are some people whose risk of getting the disease is greater than others,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist a Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. You May Have Inherited Risks if you have red hair and freckles you have more than 50 moles on your body you have Continue reading

What are the Treatment Options for Actinic Keratosis?

If you’re over 40 and notice a dry, rough, scaly patch of pink, red or brown skin it could be actinic keratosis. These rough scaly patches are the result of past sun exposure, and can often take years to develop. A percentage of these skin lesions can become cancerous. So They Only Affect Middle-Aged or Older People? “Although they’re most Continue reading

Understanding DSAP: Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis, or DSAP, might not be something you’ve heard much about, but if it affects you or others in your family, it’s certainly worth learning about. What is Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis? “Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP) is an inherited skin condition which causes dry and flaky patches to appear on the skin, mostly on the legs Continue reading

Caring for Your Previously Sun Damaged Skin

It’s hard to believe it now, but not too long ago sitting out in the sun covered in baby oil was the thing to do. “Having a golden tan was popular and seen as a healthy glow,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. “It wasn’t ’till years later that we recognized damage Continue reading

Five Rare Skin Cancers to Know

While the rates of skin cancer in the United States is on the rise, the vast majority of these cases are limited to the three most common forms of skin cancer – melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. However, there are other forms of skin cancer which, while less common, are no less serious. 1) Kaposi Sarcoma This Continue reading

Why Do You Get Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Squamous Cell Carcinoma is one of the three most common types of skin cancers found in the United States. It’s twice as likely to occur in men and is often diagnosed in patients over the age of fifty, though in recent years, more and more people are being diagnosed younger. So who gets this cancer and what can you do to Continue reading

Is your School’s Sunscreen Policy Affecting your Child’s Health?

Every day we are learning more and more about the effects of the sun on our skin. Not only can the sun cause premature aging, but it can lead to skin cancer as well. The more often we are subjected to skin issues, like sunburns, the more likely we will develop skin cancer. This is one reason why protecting the Continue reading

What Makes A Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin More Aggressive?

Being told you have skin cancer is alarming to say the least, but if you’ve been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), exactly how worried should you be? Of the three most common types of skin cancer, SCC is considered less serious than melanoma, but more serious than basal cell carcinoma, which very rarely spreads,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a Continue reading

Causes and Risks of Basal Cell Carcinoma

What is Basal Cell Carcinoma? Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequently occurring type of skin cancer. Fortunately, this type of skin cancer almost never spreads beyond the original site. It has spread and become life-threatening only in rare cases.  Still, Basal Cell Carcinoma isn’t something to be taken lightly. “These tumors are locally destructive,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, Continue reading

How do sunburns increase your risk of skin cancer?

Decades ago, women were encouraged to lay out in the sun with their skin slathered in baby oil. Many claim this fashion movement was first started by Coco Chanel, the trendsetter who helped make tanned skin so desirable. “Bronzed skin became a status symbol. It was a sign of ultimate leisure, and those who could afford to travel to tropical vacation Continue reading

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