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 [...]

Actinic Keratosis: The Basics of Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions

Sara Wilchowski, PA-C & Paul M. Graham, DO Skin cancer affects nearly 3.3 million individuals each year in the United States. In fact, 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. With each additional year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung, and [...]

Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Marvel in Dermatology

Paul M. Graham, D.O. Mohs micrographic surgery provides a highly specialized and effective treatment option in patients with qualifying skin cancers, with a cure rate of 97-99%.

Heliocare: A Sun Protection Pill

Katie Wang DO, Paul M. Graham DO As summer heat affects much of the country in full force, the importance of sunscreen and proper sun-protective behaviors are clear. However, is there more than just applying sunscreen that we can do to shield our skin from the sun? In recent years, the oral supplementation of a plant-derived antioxidant has [...]

The Dangers of Black Salve

Bridget E. McIlwee, DO Warning: graphic photographs below. With recent advances in medicine, cure rates for the most common types of skin cancer can exceed 95%.1-4 Despite this, today many patients still resort to the use of ‘alternative skin cancer treatments'. Patients may be attracted to such treatments for their purported natural origins. However, it is [...]

Sunburn: What Can I Do?

Paul M. Graham, DO Summer is finally here and that means spending a lot more time outdoors. It is almost inevitable that you will experience a sunburn at least once this season if proper sun protection habits are not in place. Depending on the amount of sun exposure that occurs, a sunburn can be quite debilitating, often [...]

Beware Of A Base Tan

Paul M. Graham, DO For decades, people all over the world have participated in an activity that has no scientific backing and is looked upon as a "protective barrier" from the sun. We are talking about a term called a "base tan". A "base tan" is one of the most widely used excuses for visiting tanning [...]