The ABCDE Rule of Skin Cancer
Finding melanoma early is the key to fighting this terrible disease. That is why learning the ABCDE rule for skin cancer is so important. This system provides an easy way to recognize moles and growths that might be cancerous. If your mole or growth has one or more of the ABCDE’s, you should show it […]
Nonmelanoma skin cancers
Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common cancer in the United States, accounting for more than one million new cases annually.
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. It is most common in teenagers but a growing number of women and men have acne in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.
Melanoma: Protect Your Skin
Over the last decade, skin cancer claimed more than 500 lives in Monmouth and Ocean counties as the Jersey Shore endured one of the highest overall cancer ratings in New Jersey.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma, also known as BCC, is a type of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells.
Nearly 31 million Americans suffer from eczema-related symptoms. Eczema can affect newborns, kids, women and men of any race or ethnicity.
Hair loss, or alopecia, is a concern for men, women, and children. Treatments for hair loss include medications such as Propecia and Rogaine, hair replacements, and hair restoration as well as treatments at a local dermatology office. Mistakenly thought to be a strictly male disease, women actually make up 40 percent of American hair loss […]
Psoriasis is a noncontagious skin condition that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. The dry flakes of skin scales result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. The proliferation of skin cells is triggered by inflammatory chemicals produced by specialized white blood cells called lymphocytes. There are different types of psoriasis. Some affect only […]
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising in the squamous cells, which compose most of the skin’s upper layers (the epidermis).
How to reduce risk of malignant melanoma?
Despite genetic predisposition to this type of skin cancer, a significant amount of melanomas are caused by the sun.
Merkel cell carcinoma
Merkel cell carcinoma, or neuroendocrine carcinoma, is a rare but extremely dangerous cancer that appears on the skin. Neuroendocrine tumors are neoplasms that arise from cells of the endocrine and nervous systems.
The facts you should know about Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Merkel cell carcinoma is also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin.
It tends to grow fast and to spread quickly to other parts of your body.
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Lentigo Maligna Melanoma
The incidence of melanoma has increased steadily in last decades. The American Cancer Society estimates that 76,380 new melanomas (about 46,870 in men and 29,510 in women) were diagnosed in the United States in 2016. The number of deaths from melanoma is estimated at 10,130 persons (about 6750 men and 3380 women).