Basal Cell Cancer: Nasal Reconstruction

The patient is a 56-year-old male who was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma of the nasal dorsum. His type of basal cell carcinoma was quite aggressive. He first presented to a Mohs surgeon who was not able to clear the margins of the tumor. He was taken to the...

Your Skin, Your Image: How to Safely Have Fun in the Sun

While beach goers bathe for that desirable tan, changes to their skin can put their lives at danger. Cases of skin cancer have been on the rise for the past few decades and multiple studies have linked skin cancer to the amount of lifetime sun exposure. “Tanning is...

Cryotherapy and Keloid Treatment

Cryotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for keloids with a success rate greater than 97%. Unlike other treatments, the goal of cryotherapy is to treat the keloid from the inside out, thereby eradicating the tissue in its entirety and greatly reducing the...

Skin Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer in the world. Usually due to excessive UV radiation exposure, this form of skin cancer traditionally begins as a single red lesion that appears crusted and scaly. Spread to distant sites,...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery – When do I need it?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly effective surgical procedure for the treatment of certain skin cancers. Mohs surgery is recommended for treating high-risk lesions that are subject to high recurrence rates. Because of the expense, time consuming nature, and...

Vinnie Jones Diagnosed with Melanoma

Source: NCI Visuals Online. Skin Cancer Foundation Skin cancer remains a real danger despite aggressive campaigns aimed at increasing awareness and education. Actor and former soccer player Vinnie Jones has told British newspapers that he has had several skin tumors...