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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Early Stage Skin Cancer Photos

While melanoma is the most common type of cancer, early detection can play a large role in both diagnosis and treatment. And while you can get skin exams from your healthcare provider, many medical experts also recommend routine self-exams. This can help you establish what is normal for your body, as well as notice any…Read More

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: How Can You Help?

Each year in the United States, over 5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer, making it the U.S.’s most common type of cancer overall. Of those diagnoses, 3 million are non-melanoma skin cancers (including basal and squamous cell skin cancers), which have a very high cure rate when detected and treated early on. May…Read More

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How to Detect Skin Cancer

Do you know how to identify skin cancer? Most of us are aware of the importance of protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but even the most diligent individuals could be at risk of developing a cancerous spot on their skin. The most important thing is that you detect it early on, but…Read More

What is Polypoid Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

Polypoid basal cell skin cancer is a unique subtype of basal cell skin cancer, which is the most common form of skin cancer. The polypoid type, however, is very rare; it is distinguished from other basal cell skin cancers through its predominant location, size, and average patient characteristics. In this overview, we’ll explore more about…Read More

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Spindle Cell Skin Cancer

Spindle cell skin cancer is a type of cancer that originates either in the skin or organ-lining tissues. While it shares some characteristics with squamous cell skin cancer, it’s distinguished by long, spindle-shaped cells, and is also referred to as sarcomatoid carcinoma. What are the spindle cell skin cancer symptoms, and what is its survival…Read More

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What is Invasive Squamous Cell Skin Cancer?

Invasive squamous cell skin cancer occurs when this form of skin cancer is left untreated, allowing it to develop deeper into the body and surrounding tissues. How serious is invasive squamous cell skin cancer? Any cancer that progresses to its later stages will be more difficult to beat, especially if it has spread. What Does…Read More

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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 carcinoma can appear almost anywhere on the body, verrucous carcinoma is more localized, often appearing in specific areas where…Read More

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What is Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus?

Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus is a rare variant of basal cell skin cancer, which is the most common form of non-melanoma skin cancer. This particular tumor is found more frequently on adult women and often resembles other benign skin tumors. Let’s explore Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus treatment options and more.  Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus Dermoscopy Basal cell skin…Read More

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What is Pigmented Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

Pigmented basal cell skin cancer is a rare variant of nodular basal cell skin cancer. This type of common skin cancer often appears with dark areas within the lesion, occasionally making it appear similar to melanoma. In this overview we’ll be looking at pigmented basal cell skin cancer symptoms, treatment, and how to distinguish pigmented…Read More

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Cystic Basal Cell Skin Cancer

Basal cell skin cancer is one of the most common types of skin cancer, though within this category there are several subtypes that are more rare. One of these is cystic basal cell skin cancer, a form so rare that it is often misdiagnosed. Read on to learn more about this  basal cell skin cancer…Read More

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Adenoid Basal Cell Skin Cancer

Basal cell skin cancer is a form of skin cancer that can present in a wide variety of specific forms. Adenoid basal cell skin cancer is one of the rarest types and can be found in many different parts of the body. In this overview, we’ll explore the basal cell skin cancer adenoid type, as…Read More

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What is Nodular Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

Nodular basal cell skin cancer is one of the most common types of basal cell skin cancer and often appears as a pearly bump that refuses to go away. Is nodular basal cell skin cancer dangerous, and can it spread? Explore this overview on what to expect from a nodular basal cell skin cancer prognosis….Read More

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