Our skin cancer section explains the differences between the various types of skin cancer. Real life images are below in the slideshow.

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In a retrospective case series, for BCC, the five-year recurrence rate has been reported to be:

  • Primary: 1.7% for Mohs versus 10.1% for standard excision (Rowe,1989; Thissen, 1999)
  • Recurrent: 5.6% for Mohs versus 17.4% for standard excision (Rowe, 1989)

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In the past, when I have performed a skin cancer screening on a patient, I have always told the patient that a melanoma in a woman is more likely to develop on the lower legs while a melanoma in a man is more likely to develop in a man on the trunk. Unbeknownst to me, my information was based on a study that was done in the over 40 years ago.

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Patients seeking an appointment with a dermatologist to ask about a potentially cancerous mole have to wait substantially longer than those seeking Botox for wrinkles, a study published online yesterday by The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology said.

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America's most common cancer may be rarer among postmenopausal women who drink coffee. The researchers who report that news are talking about nonmelanoma skin cancer.

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