Sun & Skin News

Defining Skin Cancer

Words like dysplastic nevus and metastatic are not words that you hear every day and can be worrisome when you hear them used in your dermatologist’s office.

How Dangerous is Melanoma? It’s All a Matter of Timing

You might already know that catching a cancer early means a more favorable prognosis. But it can be difficult to comprehend just how big a difference early detection makes with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Melanoma should never be underestimated, but treating a tumor early rather than after it is allowed to progress could be lifesaving.

Is Basal Cell Carcinoma Serious? Let’s Ask Hugh Jackman.

Hugh Jackman knows about skin cancer: the Australian actor has posted photos and video about his skin cancer surgeries. He also urges his fans to protect against the sun’s harmful rays and get checked by a dermatologist. Take a cue from Hugh!

Building Your Skin Cancer Team

When skin cancer becomes advanced, you may need one or more of these medical professionals to support your treatment and recovery.

When a Common Skin Cancer Advances

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) can become advanced and, in rare cases, even life-threatening, but today there are new treatment options for these patients.

Amelanotic Melanoma: It Doesn’t Look Like Other Melanomas

Amelanotic melanomas can resemble other skin cancers like basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, or worse, may be mistaken for benign moles, scars or cysts. This can delay diagnosis, which may prove dangerous, since early detection of melanoma is critical; early melanomas are almost always curable, while those that advance beyond stage I become more difficult to treat.