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Category: Skin Cancer

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It’s Summer Sun Safety Month

August is Summer Sun Safety Month in the United States, and for good reason! The summer sun can be harsh, and it’s essential to take steps to protect yourself. Whether you’re spending time at the park, beach or just hanging out in your backyard, remember to stay safe in the sun. It’s no secret that… read more

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The Skin and Cancer Institute Expands: What this Means for Patients.

The Skin and Cancer Institute is excited to announce that several new offices have joined our network of life-saving medical and surgical dermatology services, with half a dozen more on the way this summer. Some of these new offices are located in relatively rural areas of Arizona, Nevada, and California, making our dermatology services more… read more

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Signs and Symptoms of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer. The rate of SCC is on the rise, and over one million people in the United States are diagnosed each year. It usually occurs on sun-exposed areas of the body, such as the face, neck, hands, and arms, but can occur anywhere… read more

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July is UV Safety Month

Sun safety is important all year, but this month, we’re strengthening our commitment to keep you safe from UV radiation. July is UV Safety Awareness Month, a time we encourage everyone to take steps to protect themselves from the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.  Summertime is all about enjoying the sunny weather, but it’s crucial… read more

What to Look for in a Sunscreen

As the summer heat starts to crank up, it’s important to remember to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Sunscreen is an important part of any summertime skin care routine, but with so many different types and brands available, it can be hard to know which one is right for you…. read more

How to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

We all know that spending too much time in the sun can be bad for our health. But whether you’re lying out at the beach or just taking a walk on a sunny day, it’s essential to be aware of the risks and how to protect yourself. If you’re worried about developing skin cancer, there… read more

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

Protect yourself and your family by learning more about this preventable disease. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and you know what that means! Time to break out the sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses, and avoid spending too much time in the sun. But seriously, why is skin cancer awareness month so important? For starters, skin… read more

How Common Cancers Are Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs is a surgical technique for removing skin cancer–one layer at a time. The dermatologist removes a layer of skin, looks at it under the microscope, and then only removes another layer of skin if cancer cells are still present. It’s considered the gold standard of skin cancer surgery and is favored above local excision…. read more

UVA vs. UVB Rays: What’s the Difference?

One burns your skin, and the other ages it. That’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays. Think . . . UVA (Ages) and UVB (Burns)—if you want to remember it easily.  So, why bother knowing the difference? Because some sunscreens will only protect you against one type of ray, that’s why. Especially if they’re… read more

Got Skin in The Game? Let’s Protect It

You can protect your skin just by knowing your skin type. Your skin type tells you whether you need a minimum SPF of 30 or if 15 will do. It also tells you whether you need to start annual skin check-ups at age 30 or if you can wait until you’re 40. Your skin type… read more

How Lasers Can Reverse Sun Damage

Are you one of the people who grew up when it was “cool” to bake in the sun? It’s okay. You can admit it. After all, millions of people from your generation are right there with you. They’ve also accumulated sun damage. And with it the consequences, which include aged-looking skin and an increased risk… read more

How Winter Sunscreen Can Save Your Skin

Our dermatologists want you to wear sunscreen during the Winter. Don’t think you need it? Well, you do. The sun’s UV rays are with us daily. If the sun is up, UV rays cascade down. Even if the day is cloudy and overcast, the sun has still come out. Sure, the sun’s UV rays are… read more

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