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.

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Advocating for Optimal Insurance Coverage: The Petition

More than 65,000 people facing a skin cancer challenge have made Image-Guided SRT their treatment of choice, and post-treatment satisfaction surveys show that 99.8% were both happy with their decision to treat with Image-Guided SRT and would recommend the treatment to others.Read More

Verrucous Skin Cancer vs. Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

What is the difference between verrucous skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer? Verrucous skin cancer is a rare variant of squamous cell skin cancer, one of several common forms of skin cancer. While squamous cell skin cancer can appear almost anywhere on the body, verrucous skin cancer is more localized, often appearing in specific…Read More

Benefits of Image-Guided SRT to Treat Skin Cancer 

What is IG-SRT? IG-SRT stands for Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy — a surgery-free form of skin cancer treatment. Because it involves no cutting and uses X-ray energy, it won’t prevent you from doing the things you love, and it shows your progress with each treatment session. Image-Guided SRT is effective against basal cell and squamous…Read More

UV Radiation and Skin Cancer

First, let’s answer the question, “What is UV radiation?” The sun produces a form of energy known as ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It can’t be seen because it has shorter wavelengths than light that’s visible to our eyes. UV radiation is a proven human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance), so too much UV radiation can cause skin cancer….Read More

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3 Facts to Know About the UV Index & Skin Cancer Prevention

Have you ever wished you could predict the intensity of the sun, so you know whether you need sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. before stepping out your door? The UV Index does just that. Just as weather channels, websites, and apps predict the weather, the UV Index provides a forecast to help protect you from ultraviolet (UV)…Read More

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10 FAQs About Tanning Beds 

When it comes to tanning beds, there’s a lot of misinformation being spread. A lot of this misinformation comes from tanning salons and avid tanners who believe (or want you to believe) that tanning has health benefits. How do you differentiate tanning bed myths from facts? The truth about tanning beds comes down to this:…Read More

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Questions to Consider After Your Skin Cancer Treatments

It’s not uncommon to feel a sense of uncertainty, even after you’ve completed skin cancer treatment. Throughout your treatment journey, be sure to communicate openly with your dermatologist or derma-oncologist. After treatment, you may have some questions about recurrence, precautions you should take, and more. Coming up with questions off the top of your head…Read More

How to Tell the Difference Between a Mole and Skin Cancer

Having a large number of moles is a risk factor for developing skin cancer. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy discerning a common mole from skin cancer. Noticing a bump on your face that isn’t acne or an oddly shaped mark on your skin that seemed to appear out of nowhere might leave you feeling concerned….Read More

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Summer Sun Safety Tips

Being summer sun smart doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stay indoors while everyone else is having fun; it means following important safety tips to protect your skin and overall health, while also enjoying your favorite summer activities. GentleCure has a few must-know sun safety tips that’ll help reduce your risk of developing skin cancer…Read More

What is the Most Common Cause of Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

First, let’s answer the question, “What is basal cell skin cancer?” Basal cell skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer. It also occurs more frequently than any other type of cancer. In fact, around 3.6 million cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Basal cell skin cancer is caused…Read More

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What Are the Beginning Signs of Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer often develops on areas of the skin where it is easily detectable, making it easier to diagnose early on than other types of cancer. The earlier a cancerous skin spot is detected, the sooner you can treat it and the higher your chances are of curing it. What are the warning signs of…Read More

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What to Expect from a Dermatology Visit & Questions to Ask About IG-SRT for Skin Cancer

If you’ve never been to a dermatologist, or it’s been a long time since you’ve had a skin cancer exam, you may not know what to expect. What happens during a first-time dermatology appointment? What happens if a suspicious area is confirmed to be skin cancer? And, what questions should you ask about skin cancer…Read More

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