Wound Care

Patient instructions for care of a wound after surgery You will have a bulky “pressure dressing” on the surgery area. KEEP THIS DRESSING DRY. Keep …

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

It is the second most common skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma. It afflicts more than 200,000 Americans each year. It arises from the top …

Basal Cell Carcinoma

It is the most common form of skin cancer, affecting 800,000 Americans each year. In fact, it is the most common of all cancers. One …

Actinic Keratosis

What You Should Know About This Common Precancer You have surely seen an actinic keratosis. The name may be unfamiliar, but the appearance is commonplace. …

Sun Damage

Why is the sun so bad for my skin? The sun’s rays, which are called ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays (UVA and UVB rays) damage …

Mole Management

What does a normal mole look like? A normal mole is a solid tan, brown, dark brown or flesh colored. Its edges are well defined. …

Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Even so, if diagnosed and removed while it is still thin and limited to the outermost …

Skin Cancer Treatment

Treatment Options After a physician’s examination, a biopsy will be performed to confirm the diagnosis. This involves removing a piece of the affected tissue and …

Warts

What are warts? Warts are non-cancerous skin grows that is caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause …

Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a persistent skin disease that got its name from the Greek word for “itch.” The skin becomes inflamed producing red, thickened areas with …