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.

IG-SRT Machine

Radiotherapy vs. Chemotherapy

Cancer takes on many forms, leading to a variety of treatment methods to target the source. To understand the differences between radiotherapy vs. chemotherapy, you’ll need to explore their varying delivery methods, side effects, and more. If you’re seeking cancer treatment, comparing chemo vs. radiotherapy information will help you ask the right questions with your…Read More

Skin cancer on lower leg

How Skin Cancer Appears on Ankles

While most skin cancer appears on the upper half of the body, particularly on the face, head, and neck, you can get skin cancer on your ankle as well. Ankles are more likely to see sun exposure than the rest of your leg, putting them at higher risk. But what does skin cancer look like…Read More

Keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma

Carcinoma vs. Sarcoma

What is the difference between carcinoma and sarcoma? While they are both related to cancerous tumors, a closer look at carcinoma vs. sarcoma proves that they don’t share much else in common. To understand what separates these two forms of cancer and how they spread, let’s look at their defining characteristics and how they spread. …Read More

Dermatologist inspecting a patient's skin

What is Infiltrative Basal Cell Skin Cancer?

Infiltrative basal cell skin cancer is a variant of basal cell skin cancer, one of the most common skin cancers. This specific type presents differently than other basal cell skin cancers, in that it forms in thin, small clusters, making it more difficult to spot. How dangerous is infiltrative basal cell skin cancer? Learn more…Read More

Skin cancer on eyelid

How Skin Cancer Appears on Eyelids

Can you get cancer on your eyelid? Unfortunately yes; skin cancer on the eyelid is possible, especially since the skin around your eye is thinner than most other areas and therefore more prone to cell damage. What does skin cancer on the eyelid look like? We’ll answer these questions and more with this rundown.  IG-SRT…Read More

Skin cancer on ear

How Skin Cancer Appears on Ears

Skin cancer on ears is more common than not, since ears see significant sunlight exposure. But what does skin cancer on the ear look like? We’re taking a look at the types of skin cancer on ears and what symptoms to be aware of in this overview. IG-SRT Treatment FAQ Types of Skin Cancer on…Read More

IG-SRT Machine

What is Radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy, or “radiation therapy,” is a cancer treatment method that directs high beams of energy directly at an affected area in order to eradicate cancerous cells. This effective, less invasive treatment works to shrink tumors and deliver results without surgery or chemotherapy, both of which can be more difficult to recover from. Learn how a…Read More

Doctor and patient talking

Metaplasia vs. Dysplasia

Researching skin cancer often brings up an entire new vocabulary of scientific terms that can be challenging to understand. When reading about how skin cells become cancerous, you may be asking yourself, “what is metaplasia and dysplasia?” We’re breaking down the differences between metaplasia vs. dysplasia in this guide.  IG-SRT Treatment FAQ What is Metaplasia? …Read More

Dermatologist inspecting a patient's skin

What is Bowen’s Disease?

Bowen’s disease is a rare skin disorder that affects the outermost layer of the skin. While the exact causes are unknown, the Bowen’s disease skin disorder is considered as a precursor to squamous cell carcinoma, and is typically classified as a precancerous condition. As with most skin conditions, early detection is one of the best…Read More

Radiotherapy vs. Mohs Surgery

If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer and are researching treatment options for basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, you’ll want to compare radiotherapy vs. Mohs surgery. The major difference between the two is that Mohs surgery is more invasive and requires cutting, while radiotherapy is less invasive and requires no cutting. The team…Read More

How to Care for a Wound After Mohs Surgery

Following Mohs surgery for skin cancer, patients are left with a wound that may or may not be stitched up depending on its size and depth. In order for the wound to heal properly and avoid side effects like bleeding and infection, proper wound care is essential. Find out how to care for a wound…Read More

What are the Basal Cell Skin Cancer Symptoms?

Basal cell skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, making up about 80% of diagnoses. Thankfully, it has a very good outlook to be cured when detected and treated early. With that said, it’s important to know the basal cell skin cancer symptoms to look for. Learn more about the different ways…Read More

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