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The Most Common Form of Skin Cancer & What You Can Do about It

As unfortunate as it is, you likely know someone who currently has or has had skin cancer. Chances are, it’s been Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), which is the most common type of skin cancer. Here in our Northern California Dermatology office, we see a lot of people who have basal cell carcinoma. What is basal cell […]

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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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How Often Should You Reapply Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen?

  Hello Dr. Bailey, You have the BEST information on your website, and I have learned a lot from your blogs. Thanks so much for writing them! I have recently purchased the Citrix SPF 40 sunscreen. It is the first zinc oxide sunscreen I’ve found that doesn’t turn my face ghost white! I have read […]

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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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Raising Awareness with Melanoma Monday

  With warmer weather quickly approaching, it’s an exciting time of year for people of all ages. It means that pool season is here, time for the beach, outdoor sports and a host of other fun activities. What it also means is that the days are longer and the UV rays are stronger. You know […]

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How Can You Get Rid of Skin Sun Spots?

  Skin sun spots, also called solar lentigines (solar lentigo if it is just one spot) are common. In my dermatology practice, I am asked every day by my patients to help them fade or get rid of their unwanted sun spots. There are a number of “tricks” and tips that we use to do […]

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