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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Common Skin Cancers: Facts and Statistics

If you were recently diagnosed with one of several common forms of skin cancer, you may understandably be going through a range of emotions. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer worldwide, and it is normal to experience unease, anxiety, and other feelings following a diagnosis.  What may provide some peace of mind…Read More

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How Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers the Same as Melanoma?

Skin carcinomas, or skin cancers, are cancers that start in the skin cells. There are many types of skin cancer. Many people have heard of melanoma. It is named after the type of skin cell, a melanocyte, where the cancer starts. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer but also one of the…Read More

What Is the Skin Cancer Survival Rate?

By the age of 70, one in five Americans is likely to develop skin cancer — and that risk increases with age. It’s the most common form of cancer in the United States overall, affecting more than 3 million individuals each year in the United States alone. Whether you’re dealing with melanoma or one of…Read More

When to Get a Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with non-melanoma basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer being the two most commonly diagnosed types of skin cancer among the more than 3 million cases confirmed each year. When you consider these statistics, it becomes clear why it is…Read More

How Fast Does Skin Cancer Grow?

Skin cancer starts when cells in the skin grow out of control. Some forms of skin cancer tend to grow in a matter of weeks, while others grow over months, or even longer. While a number of factors determine how fast or slow skin cancer may grow in any one individual, some types of skin…Read More

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What are the Basal Cell Skin Cancer Symptoms?

Basal cell skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, accounting for about 8 out of 10 cases among the 3.3 million Americans who are diagnosed each year. Patients often don’t detect basal cell skin cancer symptoms until the affected area becomes itchy, starts to bleed, or causes other general discomforts, but there…Read More

Basal cell skin cancer

Knowing the Difference Between Squamous Cell Skin Cancer and Basal Cell Skin Cancer

Understanding the type of skin cancer you have been diagnosed with will help you to ask the right questions while exploring treatment options. Melanoma generally presents as a fast-growing mole with uneven borders or coloration—but this deadly variety of skin cancer is certainly not one of the most common forms of the disease. Basal cell…Read More

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What to Expect When You’re Having Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (IG-SRT) for Skin Cancer

As with any medical treatment, it is important to learn all that you can about it and to have all your questions answered. If you or your doctor think that a spot on your skin could be skin cancer, a piece of the skin will be removed and tested. This is called a biopsy. If…Read More

How Radiation Causes Skin Cancer and How It Is Used To Treat It

When you learn that you or someone you care about has skin cancer, it can also help to learn more about the cancer and how it’s treated. This can help you take a more active role in your care. It can also help you figure out what questions you have for your doctor. Let’s start…Read More

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