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.

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

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Can Tanning Beds Cause Skin Cancer?

Can you get skin cancer from tanning beds? Yes; in fact, tanning beds and skin cancer are more closely linked than cigarettes and lung cancer. When it comes to tanning beds and skin cancer, statistics show that there is no such thing as a safe indoor tan. In fact, any tan at all is a…Read More

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Identifying Skin Cancer on Nails

Skin cancer under the nail will generally take one of three forms. Moreover, melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer that affects the nail bed, even though other types of skin cancer—like basal and squamous cell skin cancers—are more common on the whole. Find out how to identify skin cancer on nails, and…Read More

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Can Skin Cancer Spread?

Can skin cancer spread? Yes, it certainly can. However, basal and squamous cell skin cancers aren’t very likely to spread, while some types of skin cancer are more likely to spread than others. Keeping track of changes to your skin’s appearance and scheduling annual check-ups with your dermatologist can help to prevent the spread of…Read More

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Is Skin Cancer Contagious?

Is skin cancer contagious if you touch it? No, skin cancer is absolutely not contagious—either by touch or by any other means. Although certain viral and bacterial infections are linked to 15–20% of cancers worldwide, cancer itself is not the kind of disease that can be transmitted by close contact and shared air. If you…Read More

Skin cancer on the leg

How Skin Cancer Appears on Legs

Skin cancer can appear anywhere on the body, making skin cancer on the legs a real possibility. What does skin cancer on the leg look like? Depending on the exact diagnosis, signs of skin cancer on the leg may differ, which is why it’s always important to be aware of significant changes to your skin’s…Read More

Skin cancer on neck

How Skin Cancer Appears on Neck

Skin cancer on the neck is one of the most common parts of the body to develop the disease.   What does skin cancer look like on your neck? You may notice a wart-like lesion or sore that may be raised, crusty, or irregular compared to the surrounding area. Discover the early signs of skin…Read More

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Is Skin Cancer Painful?

Does skin cancer hurt? While some people with skin cancer report zero symptoms of discomfort, others may find skin cancer to be itchy, painful, or tender to the touch. Depending on the exact form of skin cancer and where it develops on the body, your symptoms may vary, but knowing how skin cancer looks and…Read More

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Pimple and Skin Cancer

Is there a form of skin cancer that looks like a pimple? Yes, there are some variations of skin cancer that could resemble a pimple, especially in the earliest stages. Tiny bumps on the skin that refuse to heal may not be acne and could in fact be an early warning sign; discover how to…Read More

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Is Skin Cancer Genetic?

Genetics play a significant role in how our bodies function and develop, but is skin cancer hereditary? While most forms of skin cancer are caused by excessive exposure to sunlight, there are some genetic factors that can make you more susceptible to the disease. What genetic mutations produce the greatest risk of skin cancer? We’ll…Read More

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Freckle and Skin Cancer

Most people have at least a few freckles on their bodies, but can you tell the difference between a freckle vs. skin cancer? Despite how common freckles are, people with freckles are more likely to get skin cancer, so staying aware of whether you have a normal freckle or skin cancer is a good line…Read More

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