Skin Cancer

Daily Aspirin May Double Men’s Risk Of Skin Cancer

For decades, medical professionals have been recommending the use of aspirin therapy for certain patients who have suffered from or are susceptible to stroke, heart attacks, or diabetes. This daily dose of aspirin has also been linked to a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, and many types of gastrointestinal cancers as well. Because of these important benefits, a group of Continue reading

Are Firefighters at Greater Risk for Skin Cancer?

Firefighters at greater risk for skin cancer “As if their jobs aren’t dangerous enough, there’s new evidence that suggests that firefighters may have an increased risk for skin cancer over those in other professions,” explains Dr. Jennifer Vickers, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Bee Cave, Texas. What’s causing the increased risk? According to researchers studying the Annual Cancer Continue reading

The ABC’s of Skin Cancer Detection

Although it doesn’t always get a lot of attention, skin cancer is actually the most common cancer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, “76,665 people in the United States were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin and 9,324 people died from this cancer”. “This is why it’s essential to perform regular Continue reading

Why Wear UPF Clothing?

Protecting yourself from the Sun’s harmful effects should be a multi-faceted approach. As people live longer, they face more sun exposure to their skin.  So even if you have no family history of skin cancer, you need to be careful and take advantage of all the tactics dermatologists recommend to protect yourself. Let’s look at one of those tactics–the wear of UPF rated clothing. Continue reading

How Quickly Can Skin Cancer Grow?

When doctors talk about skin cancer, they often reiterate the point that it’s important to catch any potential issues early in order to have the best chance of recovery. But exactly how quickly can skin cancer grow? Is it safe to wait a week after noticing something strange on your skin? How long should you wait before deciding that a Continue reading

Why Would I Need A Skin Biopsy?

When a doctor performs a skin biopsy on you, the doctor removes a small part of your skin, analyzes it, and looks at it under the microscope. “This is a sample, a piece of the bigger skin, usually removed for diagnostic purposes,” shares Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA. In this case, the Continue reading

10 Top Sun Safety Tips for Infants, Babies and Toddlers

Getting sunburned is painful enough for adults, but when it occurs in young children, it’s even worse as it can compromise their health, making them more likely to develop skin cancer later in life. In fact, it can be a medical emergency. If you’re the parent of a young child, here are nine top sun safety tips for infants, babies Continue reading

What Are The Benefits Of Mohs Surgery?

Mohs Surgery: What Is It? While number of treatment options exist for skin cancer, Mohs surgery has proved to be the most effective, providing both the highest cure rate, and the least amount of scarring. Originally developed by Frederic Mohs, M.D., Mohs surgery is a very particular, in-office technique of removing and examining cancerous tissue layer by layer in order Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

10 Things Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You

A rash or blemish on the skin can sometimes be a window to an underlying health issue. Often times people may reach for an ointment or cream to clear the visible problems on their skin, but consider what your body may be telling you. “Those unwanted blemishes or discolorations may not be the main issue, but rather a symptom of Continue reading

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