How Do Moles Become Cancerous?

Moles, birthmarks, beauty marks. Most people have multiple moles, and they come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Usually they’re harmless, but occasionally they could be a sign of a very serious disease: melanoma. So, when is a mole just a mole, and how does it turn into a deadly form of cancer? Now, Read more about How Do Moles Become Cancerous?[…]

How To: Treat and Prevent Skin Cancer with Water’s Edge Dermatology

How To: Treat and Prevent Skin Cancer with Water’s Edge Dermatology

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. It’s a clonal proliferation of atypical cells which forms a clone and they are abnormal. They invade local tissue, and sometimes they spread and cause both local tissue destruction and sometimes distant metastasis. It is related to the sun, but it’s not 100 hundred Read more about How To: Treat and Prevent Skin Cancer with Water’s Edge Dermatology[…]

Safer under the sun

Safer under the sun

I love being in the sun. The blue sky. The warm feeling on my skin. When I was young, I loved sunbathing I hope it wasn’t a huge mistake. Because back then I wasn’t aware of the risk of skin cancer. Many people believe the risk doesn’t apply to people with dark skin. But yes, Read more about Safer under the sun[…]

Protecting your Skin from the Sun

Protecting your Skin from the Sun

If you work outside or just enjoy being outside we have a graphic with important ways to protect your skin let’s look at that graphic real quick and Dr. Brewster let’s walk through it and use sunscreen obviously sit in shade wear protective clothing all of these are important one a couple? All of them Read more about Protecting your Skin from the Sun[…]

What are the top 3 signs of skin cancer to look out for?

What are the top 3 signs of skin cancer to look out for?

The top three signs of skin cancer to look out for are areas of skin which are changing in size, changing in shape, or changing in color. These three signs together will identify many skin growths. Cancer is a changing phenomenon. If you see something changing, ask your doctor to check it out.

What Is Metastatic Melanoma? | Skin Cancer

What Is Metastatic Melanoma? | Skin Cancer

The progression to melanoma is still poorly understood and there’s a lot of research going into it. Our current understanding is that melanoma arises, either from an existing mole called a dysplastic nevus or de novo, meaning abnormal skin. As the melanoma grows, it tends to have a horizontal growth phase, meaning it will just Read more about What Is Metastatic Melanoma? | Skin Cancer[…]

Seborrheic Keratosis – Daily Do’s of Dermatology

Seborrheic Keratosis – Daily Do’s of Dermatology

So here’s another daily do from your local dermatologist! So what’s a seborrheic keratosis and you might have heard them called as barnacles on the ship of life or you might have heard them called wisdom spots or any sort of other name for them. They are basically bumps that kind of, a little bit, Read more about Seborrheic Keratosis – Daily Do’s of Dermatology[…]

We See You Mom: Jessica’s Unexpected Skin Cancer Diagnosis

– My name is Jessica. I recently found out I have skin cancer on my eyelid. Before kids, I definitely had more time to take care of myself. Once you have three kids, it definitely is harder. I would make sure to get a run in ’cause I knew that boosted my energy and it Read more about We See You Mom: Jessica’s Unexpected Skin Cancer Diagnosis[…]

SkinVision Stories: Stacey

my name is Stacy Everson I’m 30 years old I have two boys eleven and thirteen a friend of mine told me about this app that I’d seen on Facebook I didn’t really understand how it worked but I downloaded it anyway and took a photo of the mold and my family was worried about Read more about SkinVision Stories: Stacey[…]

Recurring Actinic Keratosis – Daily Do’s of Dermatology

Recurring Actinic Keratosis – Daily Do’s of Dermatology

So here’s another daily do from your local dermatologist! All right a pre cancer or an actinic keratosis that doesn’t heal after treatment, what do you do? And please realize that everything in life and everything in medicine is a spectrum from healthy to diseased, and so when you come into your local dermatologist, and Read more about Recurring Actinic Keratosis – Daily Do’s of Dermatology[…]