Why SRT Is the Future of Non-Melanoma Treatment

 January 15, 2024

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the most common types of non-melanoma skin cancers. Historically, the predominant treatment protocols involved invasive procedures, often causing pain, scarring, and harm to healthy tissue. But because of Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT), the future of non-melanoma treatment is far less invasive and painful.   What […]

Arizona’s High Melanoma Rates and What You Can Do

 December 15, 2023

Arizona’s estimated skin cancer incidence rate is above the U.S. national average, according to Axios and the American Cancer Society (ACS). By the numbers, the Grand Canyon State’s annual melanoma diagnoses per 100,000 locals was 42.3 in 2022. In comparison, the U.S. national average is 29.9. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. […]

SRT vs. EBX: Choose Your Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Treatment

 November 6, 2023

If you have non-melanoma skin cancer, you want to explore the most effective treatment options to eliminate the malignant cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Two non-surgical treatments for skin cancer include superficial radiation therapy and electronic brachytherapy. Both options deliver precise radiation to kill cancer cells, although they differ in methods of […]

Nine Skin Cancer Sites Hidden in Plain Sight (Where to Look)

 October 15, 2023

Like how a rash can appear anywhere on your body, skin cancer – although more dangerous and unpredictable than other skin problems – can also emerge on any part of your body. Malignant lesions can even occur in “hidden areas,” including sites that rarely or never see the light of day. Nine Sneaky Places Skin […]

Crossing the Bridge Between High Blood Pressure and Psoriasis

 September 15, 2023

One affects the heart; the other impacts the skin. Despite their seemingly unrelated nature, clinical researchers uncovered a link between high blood pressure and psoriasis. Exploring the Relationship Between Hypertension and Psoriasis People living with psoriasis are more prone to high blood pressure than the general population, said Joel Gelfand, MD, vice chair of clinical […]

Can Sunscreen Prevent Cancer? Yes, No, It’s Complicated

 August 15, 2023

Basking in the sun’s warmth is one of life’s simple pleasures. Sunbathing stimulates vitamin D production, keeps the blues away by reducing stress and depression, and helps the body absorb calcium, among others. Soaking up the sun has many health advantages – until we overexpose ourselves. Beneath that inviting glow lies a hidden danger: the […]

Advantages of Superficial Radiation Therapy for Seniors

 July 31, 2023

If you have skin cancer and can no longer undergo surgery due to advancing age or coexisting health problems, superficial radiation therapy (SRT) is a groundbreaking treatment option. This non-invasive approach addresses cancer on or close to the skin’s surface. It offers several advantages for varying dermatological and superficial cancers, making it a popular choice […]

Cryotherapy FAQs: Will Freezing Skin Cancer Cells Kill Them?

 June 13, 2023

Cryotherapy, also called cryoablation or cryosurgery, is a treatment involving freezing temperatures. This minimally-invasive technique can address various conditions, including precancerous or early basal and squamous cell skin cancers. In today’s article, Buckeye Dermatology will provide detailed answers to the commonly asked questions about cryotherapy for skin cancer, and explain why more patients are choosing […]

Common Springtime Skin Allergies and Treatments

 May 15, 2023

Spring brings more than windflowers and birdsong. For those who suffer from springtime skin allergies, the sudden influx of pollen, spores, and other allergens in the air may cause hives and rashes to overwhelm the skin. From disruptive, itchy rashes to painful blisters, here’s everything you need to know about seasonal skin allergies and how […]

FAQs About Precancerous Skin: Types, Signs, and More

 April 27, 2023

Sitting by the pool, hiking up a mountain, or just tanning in our backyards – we Americans take having “fun in the sun” to a whole new level. Ironically, our love and appreciation for the sunny outdoors is a main reason non-melanoma is the most common cancer in our country, and why millions of us […]

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