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.

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

Side view of senior man after MOHS surgery

How to Care for a Wound After Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery for skin cancer leaves a wound that may or may not be stitched up depending on its size and depth. In order for the wound to heal properly, proper wound care is essential. Without effective aftercare, bleeding and infection may result. Find out how to care for a wound after Mohs surgery, below….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

doctor and patient talking

What Causes Common Forms of Skin Cancer?

Common skin cancers like basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer develop when DNA in the skin cells is damaged by ultraviolet (UV) light. The main source of UV light is sunlight, but there are also artificial sources, including sunlamps and tanning beds. Real and artificial UV light rays are the most common…Read More

What Are the Side Effects of Mohs Surgery?

The potential side effects of Mohs surgery include pain, tenderness, swelling, scarring, and more. They can vary on an individual basis: some people who treat their skin cancer with Mohs surgery may experience no side effects, while others might experience several. If you’re at all concerned about these side effects, or if you’d like to…Read More

IG-SRT Machine

Side Effects of Superficial Radiation Therapy

Superficial radiation therapy is a non-surgical outpatient procedure designed to treat basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers without cutting into the skin. This painless, surgery-free treatment is just as effective as the traditional Mohs surgery but comes with much better cosmetic results. There are minimal to no side effects with superficial radiation therapy, making…Read More

Full-Body Skin Cancer Screening: What to Expect

A skin cancer screening is a visual examination of your skin performed by a medical professional. During a full-body screening, your entire body is checked for suspicious-looking spots that could be cancerous. For both men and women, skin cancer screenings are an essential part of detecting cancer in the early stages, and can even help…Read More

doctor and patient talking

What are the Different Levels of Skin Cancer?

The different levels of skin cancer are most commonly referred to as “stages”. Healthcare providers use the skin cancer stages to describe the location and severity of the skin cancer in question, indicating if or how it has spread to other parts of the body. If you’ve recently received a skin cancer diagnosis, you might…Read More

Sunspots vs. Skin Cancer: Understanding the Difference

As we age, our skin may naturally develop various types of marks and blemishes, including sunspots. These small brown spots are also called liver spots or age spots, and they appear on the areas of your skin that have seen the most sun exposure. Sunspots are harmless, but should still be monitored when you discover…Read More

What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery, sometimes called Mohs micrographic surgery, is a surgical technique used to treat common and uncommon forms of skin cancer. Mohs surgery is performed in stages, with the cancer-containing skin being removed in thin layers until no more skin cancer remains, leaving behind as much healthy tissue as possible. We’ll talk more about what…Read More

Skin Cancer Prevention

People with fair skin and light features are known to be at a higher risk of developing skin cancer, but that doesn’t mean everyone else isn’t susceptible, too. Skin cancer can affect anyone, no matter their age, skin color, or gender. Protecting your skin is a year-round battle, and it involves much more than just…Read More

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