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National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month, and what better time to learn more about the largest organ of your body! We often don’t think much about our skin, but we should. In fact, daily care and attention is vital to maintaining healthy, beautiful skin and reducing the risk of concerns such as skin cancer. The …

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When to be concerned about a new skin lesion

One of the most common types of cancer in the United States isn’t breast cancer or pancreatic cancer. It’s actually skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the few types of cancers that can be physically seen before it becomes a more serious problem. With this in mind, it is critical that patients are aware …

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Is melanoma deadly?

At Harris Dermatology, we do more than just helping clear skin of acne and remove warts. We also provide annual skin cancer screenings and help patients be proactive in skin cancer detection. Along with that, we also offer biopsies, diagnosis, and treatment for skin cancer patients. With our help, many patients can get the assistance …

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Do I need a skin biopsy?

The skin on the human body is the largest organ—and the most exposed. Our skin is affected by the elements every day and needs protection. It is vital that patients take good care of their skin, and monitor for changes that might be indicative of medical attention. When an unusual growth, freckle, rash, or mole …

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What is a skin cancer screening?

For many, the summertime is a great season for laying out and getting a tan. But the more we know about skin cancer, the more problematic this activity can be. At Harris Dermatology in Fort Myers and Naples, FL, we take the time to educate patients on the many ways in which sun exposure can …

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What happens when a melanoma is removed?

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. The team at Harris Dermatology in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida strongly encourage patients to see their dermatologist annually for a screening to catch this and other skin cancers early enough for successful intervention. With early diagnosis and treatment, many patients will be able to survive …

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Do I need a skin biopsy?

If you have developed a concerning rash or have noticed changes to a mole on your skin, it is important that you take the proper steps to be evaluated by a dermatologist for skin cancer. Skin cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed to adult patients in the United States—and is one of the most …

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What should I expect at my first dermatology appointment at Harris Dermatology?

Scheduling your first appointment with a specialist such as a dermatologist may cause patients to feel uneasy if they don’t know what to expect. The dermatologists at Harris Dermatology in Florida understand this apprehension that patients might have. However, a dermatology appointment is similar to any other doctor visit for most of our patients. Some …

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Preparing your skin for sun exposure

Florida is known for sunshine, but this doesn’t mean that you should leave your skin unprotected! It is no surprise that Floridians spend a lot of time outdoors, which makes it even more important that the skin is protected against harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Skin cancer is one of the most …

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Photodynamic therapy: how does it work?

The team of Harris Dermatology finds that many patients come into the office looking for a solution for healthier, more beautiful skin. There are a lot of treatment options available for patients considering treatment, including photodynamic therapy. Drs. Brian A. Harris, H. Ross Harris, and Keith A. Harris find it to be an effective way …

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