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Beware of Skin Cancer  It May Sneak up on You!

Beware of Skin Cancer It May Sneak up on You!

Posted on 12. May, 2010 by .

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There are three common skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two most common. They are found in the upper layers of the skin. They are highly preventable and highly curable although they can be disfiguring if left too long. The third most serious skin cancer is Melanoma. It too can be curable when caught early, but has the potential to be deadly when not. Some melanomas are found in the upper layers of the skin, but many are more invasive and found in deeper layers.

No one is immune from getting a skin cancer, though some are at greater risk.

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Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

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Melanoma is the 2nd most common cancer in women ages 20-29 and can cause death. The risk for cutaneous melanoma increases by 75% when a tanning device is used before the age of 30. Also, skin cancers are being found on the abdomen which is also related to tanning bed use.

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How Long Does Mohs Surgery Take?

Posted on 02. Jan, 2009 by .

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You just found out the spot on your nose was a type of skin cancer that required a surgical technique called Mohs Surgery to remove it. What is Mohs surgery and why can’t your dermatologist tell you how long the procedure will take?

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