Can you die from skin cancer? If you don't know someone in your circle who's been diagnosed and treated from skin cancer, you may have a preconception that skin cancer is treatable 100 percent of the time. But each type of skin cancer carries its own survival risks. Read More
Guess what! I’m a bad mother (well, at least some of the time). The other day I was playing in a pool with my kids. We had finally escaped the winter to a place where the warm sun shone, and our goosebumps dissolved into a distant memory. We were having … Read More
Melanoma is the deadliest of all types of skin cancer, yet the cure rate, with early detection and treatment, is 99 percent. Unfortunately, too many people delay treatment and are gradually moving closer to higher melanoma stages, even when they know they have a potentially life-threatening disease.
The lifetime risk of … Read More
Basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas are forms of skin cancer that are less invasive and less likely to spread than melanomas, but they still need to be diagnosed, treated, and prevented.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It is classified as … Read More
The Rochester (MN) Epidemiology Project showed that diagnoses of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the U.S. increased by 263 percent from the first recording period 30 years ago to the most recent decade recorded, 2000-2010. More than one million cases are reported each year.
Who is Susceptible?
Middle-aged and older adults are more … Read More
Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are diagnosed by a biopsy conducted in a dermatologist’s office. The tissue is sent to a pathologist to determine whether or not cancer cells are present. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that SCCs are usually limited to the epidermis for an extended period of time. … Read More
If you’re going to invest hours in getting the perfect tan, or you work and play outdoors, spend a few minutes every now and then to check for basal cell carcinoma symptoms. You also should consider the potential damage the sun is doing to your skin and take … Read More