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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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

How to Tell the Difference Between a Mole and Skin Cancer

Having a large number of moles is a risk factor for developing skin cancer. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy discerning a common mole from skin cancer. Noticing a bump on your face that isn’t acne or an oddly shaped mark on your skin that seemed to appear out of nowhere might leave you feeling concerned….Read More

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Summer Sun Safety Tips

Being summer sun smart doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stay indoors while everyone else is having fun; it means following important safety tips to protect your skin and overall health, while also enjoying your favorite summer activities. GentleCure has a few must-know sun safety tips that’ll help reduce your risk of developing skin cancer…Read More

What is the Most Common Cause of Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

First, let’s answer the question, “What is basal cell skin cancer?” Basal cell skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer. It also occurs more frequently than any other type of cancer. In fact, around 3.6 million cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Basal cell skin cancer is caused…Read More

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What Are the Beginning 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 warning signs of…Read More

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What to Expect from a Dermatology Visit & Questions to Ask About IG-SRT for Skin Cancer

If you’ve never been to a dermatologist, or it’s been a long time since you’ve had a skin cancer exam, you may not know what to expect. What happens during a first-time dermatology appointment? What happens if a suspicious area is confirmed to be skin cancer? And, what questions should you ask about skin cancer…Read More

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How to Evaluate Skin Cancer Information Online

After receiving a skin cancer diagnosis, many people with skin cancer turn to the web to learn more about their condition, skin cancer statistics, and the different treatments available to them. The internet is also a great place to learn more about other people’s experiences on various social media platforms. Whether you’re researching or connecting…Read More

What You Should Look for in a Derma-Oncologist

Receiving a skin cancer diagnosis can be an emotionally harrowing experience. As a patient, you deserve a healthcare professional you can look to for answers, guidance, and treatment. Your derma-oncologist should be professional, experienced, and informative — but not forceful — when it comes to your treatment options. Their compassion, courtesy, and knowledge should help…Read More

Visual Side Effects of Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (Image-Guided SRT)

Radiotherapy won’t make you glow (contrary to some misleading information), but there are some physical and visual side effects people with skin cancer should be aware of before pursuing it as a treatment option. Usually, the side effects are limited to the area where treatment was given. What are the visual side effects of superficial…Read More

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Can Cosmetics Cause Skin Cancer?

First, let’s answer the question: What are cosmetics? According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), cosmetics are legally defined as, “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body… for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance.” This is a broad spectrum…Read More

What Does Skin Cancer Do?

Even if you’re familiar with the risks and outcomes associated with skin cancer, you might still wonder, what does skin cancer do? Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the epidermis—the skin’s outer layer. It will eventually form malignant tumors, and may spread to other parts of the body if left untreated.  How…Read More

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Not All Radiation Treatments Are the Same

Radiation is used to treat many different types of cancer. It kills cancer cells or slows their growth by damaging their DNA, causing them to stop growing and die. While all radiation treatments kill cancer in the same way, there are many other differences. Different radiation treatments come with different side effects, risks, and cure…Read More

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