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... Anatomy of the Skin Skin Care Topics Sun Safety Skin Care Basics Tanning Beds/Tanning Booths Tattoos Pregnancy-Related Skin Conditions Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions Skin Cancers Skin Conditions Acne Rosacea Head Lice Rashes Eczema (Dermatitis) Lumps, Bumps, and Cysts Psoriasis Blisters Vitiligo Pruritus Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac Lichen Simplex Chronicus Scleroderma Keratosis Pilaris Hives (Urticaria) Hidradenitis Suppurativa Wrinkles Birthmarks/Pigmented Skin Skin Growths Seborrheic Keratosis Moles (Nevi) Warts Actinic Keratosis Skin Infections Herpes Simplex Virus Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Ringworm (Tinea Corporis) Impetigo Erysipelas Chicken Pox (Herpes Varicella Zoster) Cellulitis Candidiasis Boils Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Lyme Disease Folliculitis Scabies Intertrigo Granuloma

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... Acne Moles (Nevi) Psoriasis Rashes Rosacea Skin Cancers Warts Wrinkles Acne Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals...

In the News
... 2/16/17 - New research suggests vitamin B3 (niacinamide and nicotimamide) can help prevent skin cancers...

Sunscreens and Sun Safety
...UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis and lead to wrinkles, age spots and skin cancers...

Vitamin B3 for skin cancer prevention
Australian researchers have found that a form of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide or niacinamide), significantly reduces the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers in those with a previous history of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma...

Protecting Your Skin from Sun Damage
... Sun Exposure Linked to Cancer Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma...

Skin Cancer
... Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma: These are the most common forms of skin cancer, and are collectively referred to as non-melanoma skin cancers...

Everything You Need to Know About Skin Cancer
... Skin cancers fall into two major categories: melanoma and non-melanoma...

Got Warts? When to see Your Dermatologist for Treatment
... The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends visiting your dermatologist if you have any of the following: Any doubt that the skin growth is a wart, as some skin cancers resemble warts A wart that appears on your face or genitals Several warts A wart that is painful, itchy, burns or bleeds A weak immune system Diabetes Because HPV is contagious, you’ll want to take a few extra precautions to keep it from spreading, including: Avoid scratching or picking your warts...

Mole Removal
...Regular self-skin examinations and annual skin examinations by a doctor help people find early skin cancers...

Protecting Yourself from the Sun
... Sun Exposure Linked to Cancer Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma...

When is a Mole Dangerous?
...The two most common types of non-melanoma skin cancers include basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas...

Molluscum contagiosum
...It also is used to treat stubborn warts and some skin cancers...

Warts
...Some skin cancers look like warts...

Actinic keratosis
...When found early, most skin cancers can be cured...

Basal cell carcinoma
...   Risk of developing many BCCs by 20 years of age Some people are born with a rare condition that makes them more likely to develop many skin cancers, including basal cell cancers, early in life...

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)
... Some patients develop new DFSPs or other skin cancers...

Imiquimod: A treatment for some skin cancers, genital warts
... Some patients, however, continue to get new AKs, skin cancers, or genital warts...

Squamous cell carcinoma
... Mohs surgery: Named for the doctor who developed this surgery, Mohs (pronounced "moes") is a specialized surgery used to remove some skin cancers...

Skin cancer in people of color
...Found early, most skin cancers, including melanoma, can be cured...

What is Mohs surgery?
..., eyelid, nose, ear, scalp, genitals, hand, or foot) Was treated and has returned Mohs is also used to treat some rare skin cancers like DFSP, extramammary Paget’s disease, and Merkel cell carcinoma...

Skin reactions from targeted therapy deserve attention
... Oncologists (cancer doctors) prescribe target therapy to treat some skin cancers...

Signs your child’s mole needs to be checked
... Protecting your child’s skin from the sun now can reduce her risk of getting melanoma and other skin cancers...

Atypical Moles
... Exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and indoor tanning beds is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma...

Basal Cell Carcinoma
... People who have been diagnosed with BCC are at increased risk for the development of future skin cancers, including melanoma...

How to Protect Yourself from the Sun
...Avoiding overexposure to the sun is the most preventable way to reduce your risk for all skin cancers, including melanoma, the deadliest form...

Mature Skin
...Untreated, these skin cancers can grow wide and deep, destroying skin tissue and • Squamous cell carcinoma Rough, scaly sore that doesn’t heal, or heals and returns on sun-exposed parts of the body such as the rim of the ear, the face, the lips, or the back of the Untreated, these skin cancers can destroy normal tissue and sometimes spread to lymph nodes and internal organs...

Melanoma
... Exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and indoor tanning beds is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma...

Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery, also called Mohs or Mohs micrographic surgery, is a specialized treatment for removing certain skin cancers...

Skin Cancer
...Skin cancers are more common on parts of the body that are exposed to the sun...

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
... Squamous cell carcinoma DOES HAVING SCC INCREASE YOUR RISK FOR ADDITIONAL SKIN CANCERS...