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.

Can Smoking Cause Skin Cancer?

Smoking cigarettes is linked to multiple types of precancer and cancer throughout the body, but you might wonder, “Can smoking cause skin cancer?” Smoking can increase the risk of developing skin cancer and many other serious health conditions. Read on to learn more about the link between smoking and skin cancer, and the damaging effects…Read More

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Can Gel Manicures Cause Skin Cancer?

UV light is the primary cause of skin cancer, and gel nails are cured using small lamps that emit UV light. For this reason, many people wonder about the link between gel manicures and skin cancer—however, at the time of this writing, no such link has been proven. Although the light emitted by nail lamps…Read More

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States with the Highest Skin Cancer Rates

In the U.S., skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in men and women, and certain states are at higher risk — and they’re probably the states you’d least expect. Florida, California, and Texas might spring to your mind as being the states that could have the highest skin cancer rates, based on…Read More

How to Read a UV Index Map

The National Weather Association provides a UV Index forecast for most of the regions across the United States. Simply input your zip code, and you can view the hourly and daily UV Index forecast for your area. In addition to the UV Index scale, you can also reference UV Index maps, which show the different…Read More

Winter Sun Safety Tips

When you’re bundled up for some fun in the snow, the thought of possibly getting a sunburn probably doesn’t cross your mind. The fact is that UV rays are still a cause for concern, even during the year’s coldest months. The good news is that you can still enjoy your favorite outdoor winter activities and…Read More

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How to Apply Sunscreen & How Often to Reapply

When used regularly, sunscreen can help lower the risk of skin cancer, as well as sunburn and premature aging. Ideally, you should apply sunscreen whenever you’re planning to go outside. Even when the weather’s cloudy, we’re still exposed to up to 80% of the sun’s UV radiation. Your skin can still be damaged when it’s…Read More

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Top Eco-Friendly Sunscreens

Sunscreen pollution is a real problem that threatens the global safety of coral reefs — one of the most diverse yet delicate ecosystems on Earth. In addition to providing a home for a wide variety of species, coral reefs help protect the coastlines from erosion and storm surges. Unfortunately, coral reef conservation has become a…Read More

What is the UV Index Today?

What’s the current UV Index rating? What does the UV Index show for tomorrow? You can use this handy tool to check the UV levels in your area, so you can plan your outdoor activities accordingly. It’s important to be aware of the UV Index rating when venturing outside. On a particular day, you may…Read More

What Are the ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer statistics show that early detection can greatly mitigate the risk posed by common and uncommon forms of the disease. Although annual full-body screenings are always preferred, patients who understand how to identify skin cancer are more likely to seek out the help they need. For that reason, health professionals have developed tools and…Read More

Identifying Skin Cancer on the Scalp

Skin cancer is highly correlated with excessive ultraviolet light exposure, and that means the places most likely to develop skin cancer are the places that see the most sun—including areas like the ears, neck, and scalp. With that said, the scalp is one of the most difficult areas for any single person to effectively examine…Read More

What is Keratoacanthoma?

What does keratoacanthoma look like? It’s a raised skin tumor that appears in a dome-like shape. While it may closely resemble a pimple, it is actually more serious as it could be a precursor to cancer. Can keratoacanthoma spread, and is it malignant? We’re exploring these answers as well as keratoacanthoma symptoms and treatment in…Read More

What is Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic keratosis is a precancerous growth that can develop into skin cancer if left untreated—but what is actinic keratosis, exactly? How can you identify the symptoms and respond accordingly—or prevent actinic keratosis from forming in the first place? Limiting your skin’s exposure to ultraviolet rays and sunlight is a great first step, and we can…Read More

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