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Treatment for squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of several skin cancers that can develop. With early detection and treatment, many patients can survive skin cancer and lead a better quality of life. Our team at Harris Dermatology in Naples and Fort Myers, FL encourage you to book an appointment if you have any early signs of skin …

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How long does skin cancer removal take to heal?

Skin cancer is becoming a serious problem as patients who have had unprotected skin in the past are now being diagnosed with cancer. Protection from the sun is the number one way to prevent skin cancer, and a few sunburns during your lifetime can multiply your risks. At Harris Dermatology, we assist patients who have …

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How To Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage And Reduce Your Risk Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common variety of cancer found in people in the U.S., affecting millions of people each year. The good news is that skin cancer is also one of the most treatable cancers when caught early. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, here are a few important things to …

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Is basal cell carcinoma serious?

Basal cell carcinoma cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. While it is not as serious as other forms of cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, it can still be dangerous if left untreated. Patients who believe they may have this cancer will want to work with their doctor …

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What Exactly are Precancerous Skin Cells?

It is determined that approximately 58 million Americans have precancerous skin lesions called actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis, sometimes referred to as “solar keratosis” due to its connection to sun-related skin damage, are dry and scaling patches that can be found on the skin. It is triggered by exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun or …

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How Often to Get Skin Cancer Screenings

One of the most common cancers in America today is that of skin cancer. It affects over a million Americans each year, with one out of five patients in the US area developing skin cancer at any point during their lifetime. With early detection and treatments, skin cancers are generally curable, but those who do …

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What is Mohs surgery?

Serious cases of skin cancer require treatment as soon as possible to avoid spreading and increased severity. For some patients, certain procedures may be recommended as the best way to treat the problem, including Mohs micrographic surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is a precision treatment that is performed by a skilled, certified professional to remove skin …

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Is Sun Damage Possible in the Winter?

Protecting the skin from sun damage is not only important to avoid problems such as hyperpigmentation, but it can also keep one from having a higher risk of developing skin cancer. UV rays from the sun can be responsible for skin cancer, and patients who have had sunburns, tanned, or even used tanning beds have …

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Common Skin Cancer Biopsy Myths

Many patients who hear of biopsies for skin cancer may have a lot of questions. This includes the myths being spread about skin cancer and skin cancer testing.  What are some common myths about skin cancer and biopsies?  Punch biopsy gets full depth and is always preferred for melanoma. Biopsying a lesion that is suspected …

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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. …

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