May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early.   Skin cancer is…

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Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN)

Is a condition of many small, benign skin lesions on the face, a condition generally presenting on dark-skinned individuals. DPN is extremely common. From a histological perspective, DPN resembles seborrheic keratoses. The condition may be cosmetically undesirable to some patients. It usually begins in adolescence. The incidence, number and size of lesions increases with age.…

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Melasma

Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck. One…

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Skin Biopsies

  Skin biopsies are a routine procedure performed by dermatologists, removing a sample of skin to diagnose a skin lesion or mole. Done under local anesthesia in the doctor’s office, the procedure is quick and relatively painless.       First, the skin is sanitized with alcohol or another antiseptic. The assistant or doctor will…

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WAVERLY OPENING

We are pleased to announce our new location in Waverly is now open Office hours are as followed: Melissa Boothe PA-C on Tuesdays: 7:30am – 4:30pm Ronald Rodriguez PA-C on Fridays: 7:30am – 4:30pm Contact our office to schedule your Appointment at (704) 364-6110

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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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