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Preventing Sun Damage During Independence Day Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches, many of us are eagerly awaiting pool parties, barbecues, and fireworks celebrations. However, it’s important to remember that the summer sun in Florida can be particularly harsh. At Harris Dermatology, we want to help you enjoy your celebrations while keeping your skin protected from sun damage. With Florida’s skin cancer rate higher than the national average of […]

Do Sunburns Increase Your Risk of Skin Cancer?

Sunburns are a common yet severe skin injury caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When the skin is exposed to excessive UV radiation, it causes damage to the DNA within skin cells. But do sunburns increase your risk of skin cancer? Sunburns can be painful, and their implications go far beyond temporary discomfort. Let us […]
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Is Skin Cancer Being Overdiagnosed?

Is skin cancer being overdiagnosed? In recent years, the medical community has witnessed a significant increase in the diagnosis of skin cancer, prompting a crucial debate about the possibility of melanoma overdiagnosis. If true, the implications of overdiagnosis, such as the psychological impact on patients and the strain on healthcare resources, can be catastrophic. Let’s dive into […]
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Spring Sun Safety Tips for Outdoor Activities

Some say Spring is the most beautiful time of the year. However, Spring is also a time when you’re at a higher risk of UV skin damage because of intensifying sun rays. Following sun safety tips for your skin can keep you protected against skin cancer. Sun Safety Tips for Spring Choose Protective Clothing Wearing […]
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Photodynamic Treatment for Skin Cancer

Facing a skin cancer diagnosis can be a terrifying prospect. Though it is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States and has one of the highest survival rates when diagnosed and treated in the early stages, nearly 8,300 people still die of skin cancer each year. Having access to reputable, […]
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Debunking 5 Skin Cancer Myths

Most people know skin cancer isn’t good. But misconceptions run rampant, and it’s worth getting educated. Here are five common skin cancer myths to be aware of. 1. Skin Cancer Is Rare, So There’s Nothing to Worry About This is a big one. Although certain types crop up less often than others, skin cancer is a fact […]
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Subungual Melanoma: When Skin Cancer Occurs Under the Nail

A rare form of skin cancer, subungual melanoma grows under the fingernails or toenails, generally in people with darker skin. Doctors have only seen this condition in about 3.5 percent of the people in the world. However, this type of melanoma can be deadly if not caught early, and it can spread to other parts of the body. At […]
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What Happens When Squamous Cell Carcinoma Spreads?

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is highly treatable and usually curable when detected early. However, without proper treatment, it can eventually spread to other parts of the body through a process called metastasis. What Is Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma? Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma has spread to another part of the body. While not common, it is a […]
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Healthy Skin Month: Skin Care After Skin Cancer

Estimates show that around 9,500 people are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer every day in the United States. Although this is one of the most common types of cancer, being diagnosed with skin cancer can have a negative impact on your life. After overcoming a diagnosis, many patients wonder what they can do to protect their skin […]
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What Skin Cancer Has the Highest Recurrence Rate?

The unfortunate truth is that statistics show that at least 60 percent of people who have been diagnosed with some type of skin cancer will experience a recurrence within ten years. Although any type of skin cancer can return after a person has been given the “all clear,” there are some skin cancers that are more likely to do […]


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