Basal Cell Before and After Mohs Surgery

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer, often developing on sun-exposed areas like the face and neck. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, BCC is the most frequently diagnosed form of skin cancer, and it provides extensive information on its treatment and prevention. Mohs surgery, named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, […]

Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a rare and aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma, primarily found in the head and neck region. This article delves into the complexities, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options for this malignancy. What is Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma? Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is a subtype of squamous cell carcinoma […]

Sun Spot vs Melanoma

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Regarding skin health, distinguishing between sun spots and melanoma is crucial. Both can show up as dark spots on your skin, but their implications are vastly different. This article will break down the differences, risk factors, and the importance of catching them early. Understanding Sun Spots Sun spots, also called liver spots or age spots, […]

Does Basal Cell Carcinoma Metastasize?

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Unlike other types of cancer, such as melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma typically exhibits a slow-growing nature and seldom metastasizes, meaning it rarely spreads to distant parts of the body. Instead, BCC tends to proliferate locally, invading nearby tissues if left untreated. While metastasis is exceptionally rare in BCC cases, it’s crucial […]

Does Medicare Cover Mohs Surgery?

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Understanding Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinoma Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) are two of the most common types of skin cancer, with millions of cases diagnosed each year. Understanding these cancers’ characteristics, risk factors, and treatment options is essential for effective management and prevention. Here’s what you need to […]

How Long Do I Wear a Bandage After Mohs Surgery?

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As representatives of our dermatology clinic, we prioritize providing personalized care tailored to each patient’s needs. While we offer expert advice on post-Mohs surgery bandage care, it’s important to note that the most accurate and specific information will come directly from our experienced doctors. Following Mohs surgery, patients typically wear a bandage for 24 to […]

Skin Cancer vs Pimple

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Discover the key distinctions between skin cancer and common pimples. Recognize symptoms early and know when to consult a dermatologist for your skin’s well-being.

How Long to Use Vaseline After Mohs Surgery?

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Mohs surgery, also called Mohs micrographic surgery, is a highly specialized and precise technique used to treat certain types of skin cancer, particularly those with a high risk of recurrence or located in sensitive areas like the face. During the process, doctors take out small pieces of cancerous tissue and look at them right away […]

What Happens if You Don’t Remove Basal Cell Carcinoma?

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Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, affecting millions of people worldwide. While it is rarely life-threatening, it should not be ignored. BCC, or basal cell carcinoma, is a type of skin cancer that originates in the body’s basal cells, which are found in the deepest layer of the epidermis. Characteristics of […]

Medicare and Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is a prevalent and potentially life-threatening condition that affects millions of people in the United States. While cancer can impact individuals of all ages, it becomes increasingly common as we age. This is where Medicare, the federal health insurance program, plays a crucial role in safeguarding the health of its beneficiaries. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the different types of skin cancer, the importance of early detection, and how Medicare covers skin cancer screenings.