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
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
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.
Have you ever looked at a spot on your skin and asked yourself, “Should I be concerned about that?” Most of us have. At Water’s Edge Dermatology, we want to help make everyone smarter about skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Early detection is vital.
For millions of Americans living with basal and squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma, each new breakthrough in skin cancer research & treatment matters deeply. For some, it can mean the difference between life and death. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of productive skin cancer research & treatment activity occurring worldwide here in 2018. There’s also more
While many visit their local dermatologist to contend with acne and other skin issues, some skin problems are more serious than others. One of the most common forms of skin damage that can quickly turn dangerous is melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer. According to current estimates in the United States, one in five Americans will
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
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
Do you have a mole you don’t like the look of? It’s best to have it removed by a licensed dermatologist, and here’s why.