Skin Cancer

You Need A Biopsy, Ever Wonder What Happens?

During a skin exam with a Dermatologist the doctor uncovers one part of your skin at a time, looking closely at any unusual spots, patches, moles or lesions.  If a biopsy is needed, the Dermatologist will numb the area, then remove all or part of the suspicious lesion, to be sent to a lab for […]

Sunscreen Protection is a MUST for our Children!

There are over 5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States each year. Although skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US, it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. The leading culprit for skin cancer is exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Your child has […]

Spring Is Here, Get Your Flip Flops and Sunscreen Ready!

Flip flops aren’t just for the beach anymore. You see them in big cities and on men as well as women. How many of you have had a foot sunburn? Most of us have. We usually apply sunscreen to our face, arms, neck and legs but are guilty of neglecting to applying it to the […]

When should you see a Dermatologist?

It is important for patients to understand that moles are common, with almost everyone having a few and some people developing hundreds. Individuals with light skin tend to have more moles, with the average ranging from 10 to 40. Melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, can develop within a mole. When a person is […]

Mohs College (ACMS) vs Mohs Society (ASMS)

There are distinct differences in how a Dermatologist can go about becoming a “Mohs Certified Surgeon.” There are two routes.  One is by way of the American College of Mohs Surgery; the other is via the American Society for Mohs Surgery.  The detail of how a surgeon earned their certification is often lost in translation […]

Can My Lips Get Skin Cancer, Too?

It’s easy to understand how the face, back of the hands and neck are susceptible to skin cancer, but many people fail to consider their lips.  The lips are just like the rest of your skin and are just as susceptible to skin cancer.  While lip cancer is less common, it is often overlooked and […]