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’s the Difference: Metaplasia vs. Anaplasia

Sometimes, it can be difficult to make sense of the words you’re hearing when you’re speaking to a doctor, especially when it comes to your health. How can you be expected to know the difference between specific medical terms? Terms like metaplasia vs. anaplasia often come up when speaking to a doctor about the risks…Read More

How Does Skin Cancer Appear on the Nose?

The most common types of skin cancer that appear on the nose are basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer, and melanoma. The nose is a common location for skin cancer to develop, because it gets more sun compared to other parts of the body. How do you recognize skin cancer on the nose?…Read More

How Does Skin Cancer Appear on the Forehead?

Skin cancer on the forehead usually presents in one of three types: melanoma, basal cell skin cancer, or squamous cell skin cancer. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are the most common, whereas melanoma is less common but more deadly. When skin cancer develops on the forehead, it’s usually the result of too much exposure…Read More

Finding Support When You’re Diagnosed with Skin Cancer

Living with a skin cancer diagnosis can be a challenging journey, not only for patients but also for their families. Finding a supportive community can make a significant difference in navigating the physical and emotional aspects of this experience. You don’t have to be alone when you’re battling against cancer. Whether you’re trying to keep…Read More

What is Merkel Cell Skin Cancer?

In 2023, singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett passed away after a four-year-long battle with Merkel cell skin cancer. This has gotten many curious about how this type of cancer can be diagnosed and treated. When it comes to the different types of skin cancer, Merkel cell skin cancer is often cited as one of the most aggressive…Read More

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Advocating for Optimal Insurance Coverage: The Change.org 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

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