Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but there are steps that one can take to help reduce their risk of developing the disease. Read..
Learn the symptoms and treatments for skin cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and is increasing in frequency every year. Because it is curable if diagnosed early, you should be aware of the symptoms and treatments. Read..
The answer varies: For SCCs, very effective; for BCCs, not so much.
Dermatologists routinely recommend sunscreen for protection against nonmelanoma skin cancers, but little evidence supports this recommendation. In one of the few studies to address this important issue (see Lancet 1999; 354:723 and 1038), researchers found that daily sunscreen use over a 4.5-year period produced a 35% reduction in the incidence of squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) but had no effect on the incidence of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). The researchers continued to follow the participants after the study ended to determine whether the treatment regimen would have a lasting effect on SCCs and whether there might be a late effect on BCC occurrence. Read..
Chemical Peel, and Laser Resurfacing Reduce Number of New Cancers
From the desk of Dr. Magne, author of Cancer Free For Life
Acid skin peel, and laser resurfacing, all remove precancerous skin growths and slow skin cancer -- but patients prefer the peel.
Precancerous growths, which are small areas of discrete roughness to the skin, come from too much sun. Particularly when a person has a lot of them, they tend to become squamous cell carcinomas: skin cancer. Read..