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Ask the Expert: Mole Mapping

The term “mole mapping” most commonly refers to the monitoring process for a patient who is at a high-risk for developing melanoma.

Ask the Expert: Stop Cancer Before It Starts

I noticed a small scaly patch on my forehead. It seems like dry skin, but sometimes it’s itchy and forms a little scab when I scratch it. I’ve had it for a while. Should I see a doctor just for that?

Do I Have Skin Cancer?

You learn that a friend has skin cancer and you instantly start to worry. After all, you grew up together; you spent your summers on the beach, often competing to see who had the “best color.” If he has skin cancer, you are at risk too, right? Before you panic, ask yourself the following questions.

Melanoma at Its Most Curable

Our authors’ recent research shows that melanoma in situ, the earliest form of the disease, is on the rise, especially […]

Do You Know Mohs? What to Expect Before, During and After the Procedure

Since doctors first began treating skin cancer, their techniques for removing tumors have evolved rapidly. There have been many valuable improvements over the years, but Mohs micrographic surgery has truly stood the test of time — it’s come to be accepted as the gold standard for removing the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

After a Transplant: New Dangers

After a lifesaving transplant procedure, new risks emerge, including a higher chance of developing skin cancer. Here’s why, and what patients need to know to protect themselves.

Money Worries and Melanoma

Here’s one of the many things that keep dermatologist Jennifer Stein, MD, PhD, up at night: people who could be at risk of melanoma and avoid seeing a doctor because they think they can’t afford it.

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