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.

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.Read More

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Can Tanning Beds Cause Skin Cancer?

Can you get skin cancer from tanning beds? Yes; in fact, you are more likely to get skin cancer from tanning beds than you are to get lung cancer from smoking.Read More

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Skin Cancer Statistics

Understanding skin cancer statistics can help you protect yourself more effectively and plan your next steps if you receive a diagnosis.Read More

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Identifying Skin Cancer on Nails

Skin cancer under the nail will generally take one of three forms.Read More

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Can Skin Cancer Spread?

Can skin cancer spread? Yes, it certainly can.Read More

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Is Skin Cancer Contagious?

Is skin cancer contagious if you touch it? No, skin cancer is absolutely not contagious—either by touch or by any other means.Read More

Skin cancer on the leg

How Skin Cancer Appears on Legs

Skin cancer can appear anywhere on the body, making skin cancer on the legs a real possibility.Read More

Skin cancer on neck

How Skin Cancer Appears on Neck

Skin cancer on the neck is one of the most common parts of the body to develop the disease.Read More

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Is Skin Cancer Painful?

Does skin cancer hurt? While some patients report zero symptoms of discomfort, others may find skin cancer to be itchy, painful, or tender to the touch.Read More

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Pimple and Skin Cancer

Is there a form of skin cancer that looks like a pimple? Yes, there are some variations of skin cancer that could resemble a pimple, especially in the earliest stages.Read More

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Is Skin Cancer Genetic?

Genetics play a significant role in how our bodies function and develop, but is skin cancer hereditary? While most forms of skin cancer are caused by excessive exposure to sunlight, there are some genetic factors that can make you more susceptible to the disease.Read More

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Freckle and Skin Cancer

Most people have at least a few freckles on their bodies, but can you tell the difference between a freckle vs.Read More

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