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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What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery, sometimes called Mohs micrographic surgery, is a surgical technique used to treat common and uncommon forms of skin cancer. Mohs surgery is performed in stages, with the cancer-containing skin being removed in thin layers until no more skin cancer remains, leaving behind as much healthy tissue as possible. We’ll talk more about what…Read More

Skin Cancer Prevention

People with fair skin and light features are known to be at a higher risk of developing skin cancer, but that doesn’t mean everyone else isn’t susceptible, too. Skin cancer can affect anyone, no matter their age, skin color, or gender. Protecting your skin is a year-round battle, and it involves much more than just…Read More

What Are the Early Signs of Skin Cancer on Your Face?

Approximately 85% of skin cancers are found on a person’s head, face, eyelids, and neck region. Detection in the early stages of skin cancer is key to treatment success, but do you know how to spot the early signs of skin cancer on your face? Common skin cancers can take many forms, and understanding the…Read More

How to Treat Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Squamous cell skin cancer is generally not life-threatening, but you should always follow the recommendations of your doctor or dermatologist—and pursue treatment as soon as possible. Squamous cell skin cancers that have reached a more advanced stage can become more difficult to treat and may pose the risk of spreading. There are several options for…Read More

4 Popular Skin Cancer Apps for Early Detection

The ability to treat and cure skin cancer relies on early detection of problematic spots on your skin. Doctors recommend carrying out a full skin self-examination at least once a month, but it can be difficult to keep track of new or changing moles. If you can relate to this struggle, you may be interested…Read More

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What Are the Early 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 early signs of…Read More

Summer Skin Care Tips

Your skin is your largest organ. Shouldn’t you try to do all you can to protect it? Along with applying a healthy dose of sunscreen this summer, here are some other tips to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. Know Your Sunscreen “SPF” stands for “sun protection factor.” According to the American…Read More

Dermatologist inspecting a mole

Risk Factors for Common Skin Cancers

Knowing the risk factors for skin cancer can empower your skin care routine and overall skin health goals. While certain skin tones and health concerns may predispose a person toward developing skin cancer, there are other habits and environments you can actively avoid to minimize your risks. Stay ahead of your skin’s health with these…Read More

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Can Common Skin Cancer Kill You?

If you’re facing a skin cancer diagnosis, you undoubtedly have many troubling questions running through your mind, including “Can skin cancer kill you?” Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States every year….Read More

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Healing After Mohs Surgery on Face

If you are considering Mohs surgery to treat your non-melanoma skin cancer, you may be curious as to what your Mohs surgery recovery may look like. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and sensitivity, but the most common issue with healing after Mohs surgery on the face is scarring. This procedure almost always requires additional cosmetic…Read More

Dermatologist inspecting a mole

What are the Types of Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

Basal cell skin cancer is one of the most common forms of skin cancer. While the disease often appears as a semi-transparent bump, there are many different types of basal cell skin cancer, and the disease can take a wide range of forms. Early detection is one of the most important factors in fighting skin…Read More

Dermatologist inspecting a patient's skin

What Causes Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

Basal cell skin cancer is a type of skin cancer that originates in the basal cells, a type of skin cell responsible for regenerating new skin. Cancer develops after DNA mutations occur, appearing as a lesion. There are several basal cell skin cancer causes to be aware of — and many are preventable. Protect yourself and…Read More

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