FAQs About Precancerous Skin: Types, Signs, and More

 March 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 […]

Debunking 9 Myths on Skin Cancer

 March 15, 2023

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Its current estimates suggest that 20% of the American population is likely to develop this disease in their lifetime and that approximately 9,500 new cases are recorded daily. Most skin cancers, such as basal cell and […]

Nine Benefits of Mohs Surgery: A Complete Rundown

 February 15, 2023

Skin cancer is a frightening reality for many. It has the potential to leave scars, deform features, spread to other organs, and even threaten one’s life if left untreated. This serious medical condition occurs when cells on the surface of the skin grow abnormally. Often caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the three main types […]

How to Tell Basal Cell vs. Squamous Cell Carcinoma Apart

 January 15, 2023

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common skin cancers in the United States. These malignant (cancerous) diseases begin in the cells that cover or line human organs. Both under the nonmelanoma skin cancer category, they affect more than 9,500 Americans every day. In this article, our goal is to explain the […]

Facts About Levulan Photodynamic Therapy for Skin Cancer

 December 15, 2022

Levulan photodynamic therapy is a non-invasive treatment for skin cancer, actinic keratosis, acne, and various other skin conditions. Read on to understand its benefits and limitations. What is photodynamic therapy (PDT)? Photodynamic therapy (PDT) eliminates harmful cells, including cancer cells, using a medication called photosensitizers. Levulan PDT is a form of photodynamic therapy that dermatologists […]

“I Have a New Mole”: Causes and When to See a Dermatologist

 November 15, 2022

Moles are incredibly common, with most adults having between 10 and 40, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The technical term for a mole is nevus (plural: nevi), which is the Latin word for birthmark. These concentrations of pigment-producing cells in the skin usually appear during childhood and adolescence (ages 0 to 19), changing […]

Superficial Radiation Therapy vs. Surgery for Skin Cancer

 October 15, 2022

Skin cancer is the most common malignancy in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD), 1 in 5 people will develop a form of skin cancer in their lifetimes. Most of these skin malignancies are basal cell and squamous (non-melanoma cancers), which have higher treatment and survivorship rates than melanomas. […]

7 Types of Skin Cancer Treatments in Buckeye-Scottsdale, AZ

 September 15, 2022

Buckeye Dermatology is a leading provider of treatments for patients with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, precancerous actinic keratosis, and other skin problems. If your dermatologist diagnosed you with cancer, the following types of skin cancer treatments in Buckeye and Scottsdale, AZ may relieve you of your disease. Mohs Therapy Mohs surgery is one […]

How to Spot Skin Cancer

 August 15, 2022

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Anyone can get it regardless of skin color. Estimates of skin cancer prevalence conducted by Stern, R.S. in 2007 show that one out of five Americans is likely to develop this disease in their lifetime. The National Cancer Institute also reported that […]

Skin Cancer Risk Reducing Tips

 July 15, 2022

Exposure to the sun is known for its vitamin D benefits. Research suggests that brief exposure of the face, hands, and arms of about 15 minutes a day three times a week is sufficient. However, prolonged exposure to the sun for whatever reason could be dangerous as the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the […]

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