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Start 2023 by Getting Rid of Your Moles!

Moles are common skin growths that often appear as small brown spots. While most moles are completely harmless, you might choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons. It’s also important to have regular skin cancer checks by a board-certified dermatologist like those at Harris Dermatology. During your appointment, we’ll document or remove any suspicious moles.  …

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What Is the Survival Rate for Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Squamous cell carcinoma, also known as squamous cell cancer, is a nonmelanoma skin cancer. It starts in the flat cells in the outer layer of the epidermis and has many identifiable features. Red scaly patches, open sores without a raised border, brown spots, and other skin abnormalities may indicate the presence of this skin cancer …

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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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Does a Skin Biopsy Always Mean Cancer?

If you have visited a dermatologist to get a definitive diagnosis of a skin condition, your provider may have recommended undergoing a skin biopsy. When we hear this we often think of cancer, but a skin biopsy doesn’t always mean that cancer is present. Let’s talk about what a skin biopsy is and how it …

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What are lesser-known signs of skin cancer?

When we hear of the signs of skin cancer, we are often looking at the ABCDE’s of melanoma. However, there are less noticeable conditions that may also be cancer. The team at Harris Dermatology of Fort Myers and Naples, FL, can help you identify possible signs of cancer and encourage you to book regular, annual …

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Is makeup with SPF enough to protect you from the sun?

When you purchase makeup, you are often more concerned about whether or not it matches the color of your skin or the price comparisons. But did you know that many of today’s foundations and cosmetics also have SPF included? Though this can be beneficial in protecting your skin, you must understand that the SPF found …

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Tips for summer skin care

The summer sun can be harsh on the skin, so it is vital that you take some extra steps to protect your skin from the sun and keep it looking healthy. At Harris Dermatology, our professionals are here to help patients in the communities of Naples and Fort Myers, FL, learn about caring for the …

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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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