Skin Cancer

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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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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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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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Do You Have These Top Skin Cancer Risk Factors?

The most important part of being cancer-aware and promoting your health is making sure you’re getting yourself screened appropriately. This is especially true for skin cancer, which is the fifth most common cancer. Prevention and early detection are the best defense we have against cancer at the moment because of the exponential progression of the

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Is Skin Cancer Contagious?

There are many myths around medical conditions such as skin cancer, and it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Our doctors at Harris Dermatology in Naples and Fort Myers, FL, are here to help debunk some of these myths, including common ones such as who is affected by it and whether or not

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