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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma Is Very Common There’s a reason people aren’t too scared when they hear the words basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the least deadly type of skin cancer. It’s also the most common type. If you’ve heard about basal cell carcinoma before (possibly from reading this blog), you may know that basal cell carcinoma is the least aggressive of the skin cancer types. However, it’s not entirely benign. It can lead to serious disfigurement if you let it progress. Basal cell carcinoma can be very destructive. Need to know only the basics about basal cell before going back to watching […]

Introduction to Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is extremely common, so common that it’s the most common type of cancer. Without further ado, here is an introduction to skin cancer. The statistics are scary. It’s more common than breast, prostate, and lung cancer combined. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer every year in the U.S. alone. Think it won’t happen to you? Well if 1 in 5 people develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and you know more than 5 people, then either you or someone close to you will have skin cancer in their lifetime. Is […]

How To Tell if A Mole is Cancerous: Use ABCDE

The ABCDE Tool Helps Determine Whether A Mole is Suspicious Do you ever wonder how to tell if a mole is cancerous or totally benign? Every once in a while, I’ll get a new text message from a friend who wants my opinion. They want my opinion on a new mole or freckle that they had never noticed before. For example, last week one of my friends from California sent me a message saying: “Hey ms dermqueen, are freckles on palms or soles of feet a reason to be alarmed? Do they have to be removed?”  Of course every case […]