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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatments

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatments

Most squamous cell carcinomas may be treated by one of the following methods. More healthy tissue around the lesion is removed than for basal cell carcinomas because of the potential of squamous cell carcinomas... 

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Wart Treatment by Type of Drug and Procedure

Wart Treatment by Type of Drug and Procedure

The new advance in treatment of genital warts has been imiquimod (Aldara). This encourages the patient’s autoimmune system to attack the wart. This is particularly helpful in the moist areas of the skin... [Read more...]

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Treating Actinic Keratoses and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

Treating Actinic Keratoses and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

Methyl Aminolevulinate-PDT for Actinic Keratoses and Superficial Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Methyl aminolevulinate-hydrochloride cream (Metvix® [in Canada] and Metvixia® [in the US], Galderma) in combination... [Read more...]

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Identifying Common Skin Conditions; Warts, Moles and More

Identifying Common Skin Conditions; Warts, Moles and More

A reader of our sites recently commented, “I know that the people often mistake warts, skin tags and moles but these are three different skin disorders. I am trying to find out information to convince... [Read more...]

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Dysplastic Nevi Prevention Guidelines

Dysplastic Nevi Prevention Guidelines

Anyone who has an increased risk of developing melanoma must be particularly vigilant. Do any of these risk factors apply to you: light eyes, hair, and/or skin; freckles; many moles; personal or family... [Read more...]

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Healthy Diet, Healthy Skin

Healthy Diet, Healthy Skin

By: Van Le The saying “you are what you eat” didn’t happen by accident.  More Americans are realizing that what we put in our bodies dictates how well we think, look and feel.  Eating is the body’s... [Read more...]

Nevi Treatments

Precautions for Individuals with Dysplastic Nevi

Precautions for Individuals with Dysplastic Nevi

Cancer According to the National Cancer Institute, doctors believe that dysplastic nevi are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma. However, currently, most dermatologists do not... [Read more...]

December 30, 2009 | Leave a Comment


Products & Medicine

Methyl Aminolevulinate Cream + Benzyl Alcohol

Methyl Aminolevulinate Cream + Benzyl Alcohol

Update on Drugs and Drug News Name/Company Approval Dates and Comments Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5% Sciele Pharma The US FDA approved this prescription medication in April 2009 for the treatment of head lice infestation for... [Read more...]

November 20, 2009 | Leave a Comment


Skin Conditions

Understanding Basic Types of Moles

Understanding Basic Types of Moles

It is necessary to clarify that not all moles are the same. There are a few classifications. But the most important for you is to be able to discern the common mole from the moles that are more risky to cause skin cancer. Moles... [Read more...]

December 13, 2009 | Leave a Comment


Skin Fundamentals

Common Birthmarks, Dysplastic Nevi and Congenital Nevi

Common Birthmarks, Dysplastic Nevi and Congenital Nevi

A birthmark is a colored mark on or under the skin that’s present at birth or develops shortly after birth.Some birthmarks fade with time; others become more pronounced. Birthmarks may be caused by extra pigment in the skin... [Read more...]

February 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment