Basal cell carcinoma

What is basal cell carcinoma? Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common, locally invasive, keratinocytic, or non-melanoma, skin cancer. It is also known as rodent ulcer and basalioma. Patients with BCC often develop multiple primary tumours over time. Who gets basal cell carcinoma? Risk factors for BCC include: Age and gender: BCCs are particularly prevalent…

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Mohs

Mohs surgery was developed by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs in the early 1930s as a special technique for the removal of skin cancer, and it is now practiced throughout the world at specialized centers. It permits the immediate and complete microscopic examination of the removed cancer tissue, so that all roots and extensions of the…

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Actinic Keratosis

What is Actinic Keratosis? Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) is characterized by patches of flaky discolored skin. The precancerous condition is caused by long-term sun or tanning bed exposure. It most often appears in commonly exposed areas including the lips, other areas of the face, the backsides of hands, the forearms, the neck and the head.…

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Skincare New Year’s Now that the 2018 is here, many of us look back on the past year and take account of our life. We can look at ourselves from a mental, physical and spiritual perspective to decide what is working, what is not and the areas we can improve upon. The New Year is…

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