The Most Common Types of Skin Cancer

Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO Edited by Paul M. Graham, DO There is an increasing incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), which include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Surprisingly, it is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are most commonly found on sun-exposed … Continue reading The Most Common Types of Skin Cancer

When Should I Get My Moles Checked?

Gabriela Maloney, DO Edited by Paul M. Graham, DO May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and one of the common questions we hear from our patients is when should they start getting their moles checked. With the incidence of melanoma increasing every year, melanoma now represents 5.2% of newly diagnosed cancers in the USA, making it the … Continue reading When Should I Get My Moles Checked?

Benign vs Malignant Moles: What to Look for

Dr. Paul M. Graham All "moles" are not created equal. Melanoma is the leading cause of skin cancers deaths worldwide. For this reason, it is very important that individuals worldwide know how to recognize abnormal moles. I hope this simple diagram serves to increase awareness on what features to look for. "An estimated 76,380 new … Continue reading Benign vs Malignant Moles: What to Look for