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.

What Does Skin Cancer Look Like on the Skin of People of Color?

The appearance of skin cancer on people of color will vary depending on the type of skin cancer under discussion, since common varieties like melanoma, basal cell skin cancer, and squamous cell skin cancer all look different. Ultimately, the visual signs of skin cancer on darker skin tones are not too different from those that…Read More

Can Vitiligo Lead to Skin Cancer?

Vitiligo, a condition characterized by the death of melanin-producing skin cells and the loss of color in patches of skin, is certainly not a cause of cancer. But even if it isn’t a direct cause, can vitiligo lead to skin cancer? Despite the fact that the loss of melanin may make the affected areas of…Read More

Skin Cancer Age Range

Skin cancer occurrence is highly correlated to age, with older age groups being much more likely to receive a diagnosis than younger ones. Although patients older than 75 are most likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer, the likelihood of a skin cancer diagnosis grows steadily as the patient ages, starting around the ages of…Read More

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What Does Skin Cancer Feel Like?

Maybe you already have an idea of how skin cancer looks, but what does skin cancer feel like? Although skin cancer lesions may bleed, itch, or cause pain, many cancerous tumors cause no abnormal feelings at all. This is why it’s so important to know the early signs of skin cancer and schedule regular screenings—especially…Read More

Eczema vs. Skin Cancer

Is the red patch on your skin a sign of eczema or skin cancer? Although experts have no trouble distinguishing the two skin conditions, the fact that both can occasionally present as red and scaly patches means that closer examination is always a good idea. Before you jump to conclusions, learn about the common types…Read More

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Can Skin Cancer Be Benign?

Is there such a thing as benign skin cancer? Although a tumor can be benign, the name cancer refers to the illness that occurs when a tumor becomes malignant. Although not all cancers will spread quickly, all malignant, cancerous tumors are capable of spreading to other parts of the body and other organs—and this means…Read More

What are the Types of Skin Growths?

If you see a new skin growth on your body, it’s always important to take note and keep a close eye on how it changes. Regular dermatological screenings can help you detect and treat most common skin growths before they become displeasing, and at the end of the day, most skin growths are benign. However,…Read More

Psoriasis vs. Skin Cancer

If you’re wondering about the features that distinguish psoriasis vs. skin cancer, you’re certainly not alone. Although the two skin conditions are unique, changes to one’s skin can be disconcerting, and they may cause a patient to jump immediately to the worst conclusions. So, although it is unlikely that your doctor would misdiagnose skin cancer…Read More

How Does the Sun Cause Skin Cancer?

There is a clear, proven link between excessive sun exposure and skin cancer, but how does the sun cause skin cancer? The sun’s radiation damages your cells, and visible effects like tanning and sunburn are clear signs of this damage. If the damage is significant enough, your skin cells may start to reproduce too quickly…Read More

Can Kids Get Skin Cancer?

Yes, kids can get skin cancer. However, melanoma—the most dangerous type of skin cancer— accounts for just three percent of pediatric cancer cases. However, melanoma in children is becoming more common, by a rate of roughly two percent each year. This means that it’s more important than ever to be aware of the signs of…Read More

Warts vs. Skin Cancer

Can a wart be skin cancer? Although these two ailments are technically distinct, skin cancer can certainly be mistaken for a wart, and vice versa. For this reason, it’s very important to distinguish warts vs. skin cancer and learn when to take action. If you see a blemish that resembles a wart, and it starts…Read More

How Does Skin Cancer Start?

You might associate skin cancer with raised and growing moles, sores that won’t heal, or itchy, tender, painful spots on the body, but how does skin cancer start? Since early detection is so important in determining the prognosis for a skin cancer diagnosis, it’s important to be aware of how the three most common types…Read More

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