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 […]
“My doctor called me herself, not the office, so I knew something was fishy. She said the biopsy came back and it wasn’t basal cell, it wasn’t squamous cell and it wasn’t melanoma. So I asked, ‘What’s left on the list?’” It was Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), she told him, a rare and dangerous form of skin cancer.
While physicians commonly use Mohs surgery or excisional surgery to remove skin cancer, additional steps may be required to fully reconstruct the surgical site. One way physicians close a surgical area is by using surrounding tissue, also called flap surgery.
According to a new study, melanoma patients with a history of smoking are more likely to die from the disease than patients who do not smoke. The study, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the journal Cancer Research, found that melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 percent less likely to survive the disease than those who have never smoked.
Photosensitivity occurs when the skin reacts in an abnormally sensitive way to light from the sun or an artificial source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, like a tanning bed.
We saw the FDA approve a groundbreaking drug, companies debut new technology to help increase our awareness of dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays and lawmakers pass indoor tanning legislation.
On the evening of October 25, the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza in New York City was buzzing with excitement. The Skin Cancer Foundation was holding its 22nd annual Gala, the organization’s signature fundraiser. The event raised over $600,000 to support SCF initiatives,and also provided a chance to honor leaders in the skin cancer space […]