Tag Archives: Melanoma

Ask Dr. Bailey: What is the Best Skin Care for a Skin Cancer Prone Person?

Dear Dr. Bailey, I just had a basal cell removed from right under my nose. I have a large incision and have been in tears since the procedure. I am 50 yrs. old. The doctor said that she had to make the incision in order to avoid leaving a divot like mark. (I also had […]

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Ask Dr. Bailey: Six Tips For Safer Sun Exposure

Tracy sent her question about safer sun exposure via the blog. This was such a good question that I wanted to give her a longer answer everyone could read.  Thank you, Tracy!   Dear Dr. Bailey, How do I, as a Caucasian with freckles living in Texas, manage fear and worry around developing melanoma? I’m doing […]

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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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