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.

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What is Image Guided Superficial Radiotherapy?

If you’ve been researching non-melanoma skin cancer treatments for Basal cell or Squamous cell carcinoma, you may have read about Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT). SRT is a highly effective non-surgical treatment alternative to more invasive methods like simple excision and Mohs surgery. It offers an advanced way to destroy cancer cells with extreme precision, without compromising…Read More

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Ways to Treat Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

  There are several ways to treat non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal and squamous cell skin cancers. Your doctor should ultimately be the one to help you determine what’s right for you, but knowing the procedures associated with each option will help you be an active participant in your treatment decision. Following is a…Read More

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How Image-Guided SRT Works

Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy is an innovative technology designed to treat certain skin cancers without pain, scarring, or surgery. Although you should discuss all of your treatment options with a healthcare provider, Image-Guided SRT is a safe, effective, and surgery-free treatment option for basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer, as well as other…Read More

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Surgery-Free Treatments for Common Skin Cancers

People facing a diagnosis of basal or squamous cell skin cancer may have treatment options outside of Mohs surgery. Image-Guided SRT offers safe, effective, surgery-free treatment for common forms of skin cancer without cutting, bleeding, or pain. This means that you can pursue skin cancer treatment without major interruptions to your daily activities, and without…Read More

What are the Different Types of Skin Cancer?

When discussing skin cancer, most people are referring to either basal cell skin cancer or squamous cell skin cancer. Both are common forms of skin cancer, and they are also slow-growing. However, there are several other different types of skin cancer to know about. Here, GentleCure covers the details of the different types of skin…Read More

Common Skin Cancers: Facts and Statistics

If you were recently diagnosed with one of several common forms of skin cancer, you may understandably be going through a range of emotions. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer worldwide, and it is very common to experience unease, anxiety, and other feelings following a diagnosis. But what may provide some peace…Read More

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How Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers the Same as Melanoma?

Skin carcinomas, or skin cancers, are cancers that start in the skin cells. There are many types of skin cancer. Many people have heard of melanoma. It is named after the type of skin cell, a melanocyte, where the cancer starts. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer but also one of the…Read More

What Is the Skin Cancer Survival Rate?

By the age of 70, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. It’s the most common form of cancer overall, affecting more than 3 million individuals each year in the United States alone. Whether you’re dealing with melanoma or one of the more common forms of the disease, identifying skin cancer and receiving a…Read More

When to Get a Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with non-melanoma Basal cell carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma being the two most commonly diagnosed types of skin cancer among the more than 3 million cases confirmed each year. When you consider these statistics, it becomes clear why it is so important…Read More

How Fast Does Skin Cancer Grow?

Skin cancer starts when cells in the skin grow out of control. Some forms of skin cancer tend to grow in a matter of weeks, while others grow over months, or even longer. While a number of factors determine how fast or slow skin cancer may grow in any one individual, some types of skin…Read More

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What are the Basal Cell Skin Cancer Symptoms?

Basal cell skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, accounting for about 8 out of 10 cases among the 3.3 million Americans who are diagnosed each year. Patients often don’t detect basal cell skin cancer symptoms until the affected area becomes itchy, starts to bleed, or causes other general discomforts, but there…Read More

Knowing the Difference Between Squamous Cell Skin Cancer and Basal Cell Skin Cancer

Understanding the type of skin cancer you have been diagnosed with will help you to ask the right questions while exploring treatment options. Melanoma generally presents as a fast growing mole with uneven borders or coloration—but this deadly variety of skin cancer is certainly not one of the most common forms of the disease. Basal…Read More

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