GentleCure Blog

Welcome to the GentleCure Blog

Thank you for visiting our blog! If you’re looking for information on skin cancer types, skin cancer statistics, general skin cancer facts, sun safety tips, and more information you can trust, you’ve come to the right place. At GentleCure, we are on a mission to empower non-melanoma skin cancer patients to be educated, active participants in their treatment decisions, and providing a breadth of skin cancer and treatment knowledge to you is just one of the ways we can achieve that goal. Learn more about the types of posts you can expect to find on our blog below, then find out how to get in touch with us if you would like to talk one-on-one with a skin cancer information specialist.

What topics are covered in our blog?

Current and upcoming blog posts from GentleCure will cover everything from basic skin cancer facts and skin cancer statistics to more specific information regarding non-melanoma skin cancers like Basal cell carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma. Patients will find answers they can trust to questions like:

  • What is non-melanoma skin cancer?
  • What are the Basal cell carcinoma symptoms and Squamous cell carcinoma symptoms?
  • What causes Squamous cell carcinoma and Basal cell carcinoma?
  • Is Squamous cell carcinoma deadly? / Is Basal cell carcinoma deadly? What are their survival rates?
  • How to treat Squamous cell carcinoma or Basal cell carcinoma?

In addition to skin cancer facts and skin cancer statistics, non-melanoma skin cancer patients who are considering Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (IG-SRT) as a non-invasive treatment option can find helpful information about how IG-SRT works, what to expect during treatment, how IG-SRT compares to Mohs surgery, and much more on our blog. While past experiences with skin cancer treatment may have left you feeling in the dark and unsure of your options, GentleCure is proud to offer a refreshing approach to non-melanoma skin cancer treatment by providing in-depth answers to all of our patients’ questions.

Can Gel Manicures Cause Skin Cancer?

UV light is the primary cause of skin cancer, and gel nails are cured using small lamps that emit UV light. For this reason, many people wonder about the link between gel manicures and skin cancer—however, at the time of this writing, no such link has been proven. Although the light emitted by nail lamps…Read More

States with the Highest Skin Cancer Rates

In the U.S., skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in men and women, and certain states are at higher risk — and they’re probably the states you’d least expect. Florida, California, and Texas might spring to your mind as being the states that could have the highest skin cancer rates, based on…Read More

What Are the ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer statistics show that early detection can greatly mitigate the risk posed by common and uncommon forms of the disease. Although annual full-body screenings are always preferred, patients who understand how to identify skin cancer are more likely to seek out the help they need. For that reason, health professionals have developed tools and…Read More

Identifying Skin Cancer on the Scalp

Skin cancer is highly correlated with excessive ultraviolet light exposure, and that means the places most likely to develop skin cancer are the places that see the most sun—including areas like the ears, neck, and scalp. With that said, the scalp is one of the most difficult areas for any single person to effectively examine…Read More

What is Keratoacanthoma?

Keratoacanthoma is a raised skin tumor that appears in a dome-like shape. While it may closely resemble a pimple, it is actually more serious as it could be a precursor to cancer. Can keratoacanthoma spread, and is it malignant? We’re exploring these answers as well as keratoacanthoma squamous cell carcinoma treatment in this overview.  Skin…Read More

What is Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic keratosis is a precancerous growth that can develop into skin cancer if left untreated—but what is actinic keratosis, exactly? How can you identify the symptoms and respond accordingly—or prevent actinic keratosis from forming in the first place? Limiting your skin’s exposure to ultraviolet rays and sunlight is a great first step, and we can…Read More

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Encouraging Hair Growth After Radiotherapy

Does hair grow back after radiotherapy? Yes—but we know that for many people who have undergone this treatment, regrowth can’t start soon enough. In what follows, we cover some of the common questions that arise regarding hair loss and hair growth in the months during and after treatment, as well as what can be done…Read More

Is Skin Cancer Hereditary?

Is Skin Cancer Genetic? So, is skin cancer genetic? In the vast majority of circumstances, excess sun or UV exposure is the primary cause of the disease’s appearance—but that doesn’t mean that genetics are absent from the equation. Here’s the bottom line: both melanoma and other common forms of skin cancer are likely to run…Read More

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Choosing the Right Type of Sunscreen

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right sunscreen for your needs. While there are two main types of sunscreen—chemical and physical—your work won’t end once you’ve chosen one or the other. Although every person can lower their risk of skin cancer by wearing sun protection on a daily basis, your habits and…Read More

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Does Sunscreen Prevent Skin Cancer?

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is a primary cause of skin cancer, and daily use of broad spectrum sunscreen is one of the best defenses against ultraviolet light. So, does sunscreen prevent skin cancer? Although there are no 100% guarantees, virtually all experts agree that the daily use of sunscreen significantly lowers one’s risk of…Read More

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Can Tanning Beds Cause Skin Cancer?

Can you get skin cancer from tanning beds? Yes; in fact, tanning beds and skin cancer are more closely linked than cigarettes and lung cancer. When it comes to tanning beds and skin cancer, statistics show that there is no such thing as a safe indoor tan. In fact, any tan at all is a…Read More

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Identifying Skin Cancer on Nails

Skin cancer under the nail will generally take one of three forms. Moreover, melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer that affects the nail bed, even though other types of skin cancer—like basal and squamous cell skin cancers—are more common on the whole. Find out how to identify skin cancer on nails, and…Read More

For more information on skin cancer treatment options, speak with a Skin Cancer Information Specialist today.