What is the best treatment for squamous cell carcinoma?

With flowers in bloom and the sun climbing higher in the sky, May marks the time of year for returning to yard work, outdoor sports, and fun in the sun. You may be ready to shed those extra layers and bare some skin. But warmer weather also brings an increased risk of UV radiation exposure,… Read more »

Skin Cancer Facts With Dr. Connolly

Skin Cancer Facts With Dr. Connolly If you’ve been layered up in heavy clothes all winter, you may not think to give your skin a good scan. Or maybe you have, and you’ve noticed a warty growth that is big, ugly and bleeds when you pick it. Take a deep breath and relax, says Dr.… Read more »

Rock Your Ginger Gene And Know Your Skin Cancer Risk

With eye-popping ginger locks and freckles, redheads with the ginger gene stand out from the crowd in a good way. But did you know that people with fair skin, freckles, and red hair have an increased risk for skin cancer? If this describes you, you can thank your genetics and a type of gene mutation… Read more »

IMPORTANCE OF SUNSCREEN – EVEN THROUGH THE WINTER

Many people think that sunscreen is only important during the summer months. However, wearing sunscreen is just as important during the winter as it is during the summer. There are several ways you will be able to benefit by wearing sunscreen during the cold months that will keep you skin beautiful and healthy year round.… Read more »

When is a Spot More than a Cosmetic Concern?

Many people have skin spots that they don’t like. These spots could be a mole on the face, a birthmark on the body, or something more worrisome, like skin cancer, or a pre-cancerous growth. These may be new or irregular growths. During this crisis, it can be hard for patients to know what to do… Read more »

Mohs Surgery – A Micrographic Procedure For Skin Cancer

Despite nationwide skin cancer campaigns preaching the benefits of sunscreen and skin exams, skin cancer ranks No. 1 as the most common form of cancer in the United States. A skin cancer diagnosis often catches people off guard, especially in later decades, but Mohs surgery has transformed the way dermatologists treat common skin cancers. Mohs… Read more »

A Skin Cancer Guide For Veterans & Active Military Personnel

Skin cancer usually isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people consider the potential health risks associated with military service. However, studies show active duty military and veterans, especially those in earlier wars, have an increased risk for skin cancer compared to the general population. U.S. military members are often deployed to tropical… Read more »