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.

Doctor and patient discussing treatment options

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. Depending on the exact form of skin cancer and where it develops on the body, your symptoms may vary, but knowing how skin cancer looks and feels is one…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. Tiny bumps on the skin that refuse to heal may not be acne and could in fact be an early warning sign; discover how to…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. What genetic mutations produce the greatest risk of skin cancer? We’ll…Read More

Young woman with freckles

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. skin cancer? Despite how common freckles are, people with freckles are more likely to get skin cancer, so staying aware of whether you have a normal freckle or skin cancer is a good line…Read More

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How Skin Cancer Appears on Feet

While skin cancer is most common on the upper body, skin cancer on the foot is possible as well, especially since many people forget to apply sunscreen to their feet and toes. Taking care of the skin on your feet is equally as important as any other body part, so let’s take a look at…Read More

How Skin Cancer Appears on Fingers

Your hands and fingers see a lot more sunlight exposure than you may think, making them susceptible to skin cancer. What does skin cancer on the hand look like? Depending on the type of skin cancer, there are several early warning signs to be aware of. Learn more about skin cancer on the hand or…Read More

Doctor and patient discussing treatment options

What is the Most Common Type of Skin Cancer?

The most common skin cancer is known as basal cell skin cancer, accounting for an estimated 3.6 million cases in the United States each year. Is skin cancer the most common cancer? Yes, skin cancer affects 1 in 5 Americans by age 70, but it is also highly treatable when caught early. Discover more about…Read More

Skin cancer on scalp

What Does Skin Cancer on Your Head Look Like?

Skin cancer on the head is very common, due to our scalps directly facing  the sun. What does skin cancer on your head look like? Depending on what kind of cancerous growth is on your scalp, it can look like anything from a bumpy, wart-like growth to a flat, sore-like lesion. Learn more about what…Read More

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Skin Cancer on Breast

Skin cancer on breasts is a more rare location, as most skin cancers develop on areas of the body that see frequent sun exposure. It’s also quite uncommon for breast cancer lesions on skin to appear, as there are many differences between skin cancer vs. breast cancer. Still, staying aware of any changes to your…Read More

Doctor and patient discussing treatment options

What Does Skin Cancer Look Like?

Depending on what kind of non-melanoma skin cancer you have and where it appears on the body, skin cancer looks like a variety of sores, lesions, or troublesome raised areas. Early detection is the best form of defense against skin cancer, so in addition to receiving annual skin screenings, use this library of skin cancer…Read More

Skin cancer on arm

How Skin Cancer Appears on Arms

The skin on your arms is more likely to see excessive sunlight than other parts of the body that are typically clothed, making your arms more susceptible to skin cancer. If you’re not sure how to spot skin cancer on arms, or wonder what skin cancer feels like on your arm, we can help. Use…Read More

Skin Cancer on Lips

How Skin Cancer Appears on Lips

What does skin cancer look like when it appears on the lips? With skin cancer on the lip, symptoms often include sores or swelling around the mouth. However, your symptoms may vary depending on what kind of skin cancer you develop. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with skin cancer on the lip, we’re sure that…Read More

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