Tag Archives: Melanoma

What Causes Melanoma?

Melanoma is a skin cancer that develops from melanocytes, our pigment-producing cells. Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells. In the case of melanoma, the uncontrolled growth comes in the form of melanocytes. Melanocytes live in the skin, nervous system, inner ear and heart. As dermatologists, melanoma is the skin cancer we worry about […]

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How to Tell a Sunspot from Melanoma

A solar lentigo (also known as a sunspot, liver spot or age spot) is seen in almost everyone I see over the age of 60. These spots are caused by sun exposure. This is why they appear in areas that see the sun the most such as the face, shoulders, arms, chest and hands. People who have […]

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What Your Nails Say about Your Health

There are many different nail problems I see here at Advanced Skin Care and Dermatology Physicians. Nails are fascinating because, in some cases, they can be a window into what’s going on in your body. Here is a list of nail findings that can be a sign of underlying disease. 1. Transverse lines (Beau’s lines) […]

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Understanding Skin Cancer: Melanoma

Have you noticed any new spots such as moles, freckles or other discoloring on your skin since the summer? The summer months are a time where we become more aware of our body simply because more of it is exposed. It’s also the perfect opportunity to spot potential skin cancers. The time to get a […]

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What Really Happens When Your Skin Gets A Sunburn

Summer draws closer for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and the days are getting longer. It’s hard to resist the inviting sun, and join friends in some of our favorite outdoor activities such as swimming, picnicking, cycling, hiking, or a marathon run. Although it is healthy to get outside and participate in activities, you […]

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The Skin Cancer Selfie Seen Around the World

Though doctors have been voicing warnings related to tanning beds for some time, people still seen to be drawn to them, especially as summer approaches. People think that they can just go a few times before a big event, then another event comes along and another and another. Before long, the habit is formed. Do […]

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