The ABCDE Rules of Melanoma

The fun and sun of summer is knocking at the door, but so is the deadliest result of too much sun – melanoma. That’s why catching and treating it early is the key to battling and even curing melanoma. Melanoma is tricky. It can start on the surface of the skin, under a nail or [Read More]

May 6th is Melanoma Monday

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer? Approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. That means approximately one in five Americans develop skin cancer. While melanoma is not the most common type of skin cancer, it is the most dangerous. It is responsible for 10,000 [Read More]

Men 50+ at Higher Risk for Melanoma

A new study reported by CNN found that men are dying at a higher rate than women from melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. Dr. Dorothy Yang who led the study at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust stated, “Over the past 30 years, mortality trends (for melanoma) have increased in most countries. [Read More]

Tips for Preventing Skin Cancer

Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and when caught early, it is also the most treatable. For those who work outside or participate in regular outdoor activities, covering up and choosing the right sunscreen can help prevent [Read More]

Tanning Safety & Skin Cancer Risk for Young Women

Ask most young women if appearing tanned is important to looking and feeling their best, and the answer will often be yes. Simply put, many still perceive a tanned face as a sign of health and attractiveness. It’s a long-standing, common  perception that still motivates millions to hit the beach and/or tanning salon, searching for [Read More]

New Study Reveals Characteristics of Fast-Growing Melanoma

No matter what your past experience with skin problems may be, noticing a new growth on your skin is always a cause for concern, particularly if it is a fast growing skin growth. Whether it looks more like a lesion or a rash, this change in your skin should be examined by the best rated [Read More]

Do You Remember the ABCDEs of Melanoma?

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, so it’s important to remember to perform skin mole self-exams regularly. Melanoma usually develops on the surface of the skin and affects your melanocytes—the cells that give your skin its color. It often begins in or near an existing mole. Check your moles for the ABCDE of melanoma [Read More]

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Water’s Edge Dermatology recommends the following skin cancer prevention tips to have fun in the sun and reduce risk for skin cancer at the same time: Generously and regularly apply water-resistant sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more. Make sure the sunscreen is [Read More]

When to See a Dermatologist for a Mole

Skin Moles are common. Almost everyone has a few, and some people develop hundreds. And melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, can develop in or near moles. Don’t get frightened—most skin moles are not melanoma. So how do you know when to see a dermatologist for your moles? It’s easy; just keep in mind your [Read More]