Sun & Skin News

Coping with Advanced Melanoma During Pregnancy

Kelly was 26 weeks pregnant when she started to experience seizures along the left side of her body. After meeting with several doctors, she learned her symptoms started from a skin cancer. “I was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma in my armpit that had spread to my brain and was a serious threat to me and my unborn child,” says Kelly.

The Clock Starts … Now!

One of the top search phrases on SkinCancer.org is, “Can I leave my skin cancer alone?” Two of our physician experts answer why, when you’ve been diagnosed with a skin cancer, time is of the essence.

More Than One?

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.

What is the Flap Technique in Skin Cancer Surgery?

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.

New Treatment, New Hope for Those with Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

You may have heard about a new medication that was recently FDA approved for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) is a type of immunotherapy called a checkpoint blockade inhibitor, and it’s the first one approved to treat certain cases of CSCC. This is exciting news, so let’s break down how this new drug works and whom it might help.