Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and especially dangerous form of skin cancer, which makes treating it especially challenging. At all stages of MCC, physicians usually remove the primary tumor through excisional surgery. This is rarely the only treatment required, however. MCC has a high risk of recurrence, or spreading, to the local lymph […]
You need sun protection as much as you need vitamin D. You can have both, without skin damage or nutritional deficiency. A dermatologist tells you how.
If you (or someone you know) has been diagnosed with two or more nonmelanoma skin cancers, you are part of a special group. You are also, unfortunately, at much higher risk of developing further skin cancers. Here’s why — and what you can do about it.
Our authors’ recent research shows that melanoma in situ, the earliest form of the disease, is on the rise, especially among young men. Here’s why this is bad news and good news, and what everyone (not just the men) needs to know to stay ahead of it.
Melanoma took many things from Todd and Linda Nagel, but it never took away their hope. Throughout Todd’s five-year battle, they remained positive and embraced every moment together even more preciously.
Dermatologists have been evaluating patients with tattoos for decades, and they have never found an increased prevalence of skin cancer in those individuals. The same is true for patients who have already had melanoma or another form of skin cancer — the inks used in tattoos have not been shown to increase their risk of […]
Millions of Americans are affected by skin cancer, but millions more are battling skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and melasma. Although bothersome, these conditions are usually harmless and manageable through ongoing treatment. In dealing with my own bout of melasma, I got to thinking — can these skin problems make it harder to spot a potential skin cancer?