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Category Archives: Skin Cancer

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Snow, Sun, and Skin Cancer: The Unexpected Health Risks of Winter

Just because the temperature outside is cold, it doesn’t mean that you can let your guard down when it comes to sun protection. Several unexpected health risks come with winter – including skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type in the United States, and it’s essential to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2023
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Why You Should Schedule your Skin Cancer Screening Now

Let’s face it, these past 18 months have brought us a pretty major health concern. The prevalence of the novel coronavirus has overshadowed much of our concept of health and wellness. Now that vaccines are available and seemingly doing a good job of decreasing the severity of the illness, it’s time that we expand our… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2021
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Skin Cancer and Mohs Surgery New York, NY

Skin Cancer, Immunity, and Smoking: Interesting Bedfellows!

Around this time of year, more people have a spark of curiosity and concern about skin cancer risks. When we talk about the various types of skin cancer, including melanoma, it is sun exposure that usually gets all the attention (or blame). What we need to also bring up is that the body’s natural immune… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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Skin care

Sun Damage Can Reach You Even in the Car

For many people, summertime means fun road trips to the coast or across the country. Most of the time, when taking a long drive, we take a few preparatory steps. Car safety is an important matter for any road trip, so we may look at the tires, check our oil, and make sure our engine… Read More »

Cancer Screening, NY

You Need to Know What She Didn’t

Most people love to follow celebrity news at least a little bit. In the medical community, we tend to appreciate when celebs use their platform to inform those who follow them. In this instance, we want to send some love to former Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres for her recent openness about the skin cancer diagnosis… Read More »

Mohs Surgery New York City, NY

Nervous About Mohs Skin Cancer Treatment? Here’s What You Can Expect.

Discovering that that strange-looking mole is actually a skin cancer can be an overwhelming experience in and of itself. Unfortunately, the fear surrounding skin cancer can prevent some people from obtaining the professional skin cancer screening that could greatly improve their prognosis should a cancerous lesion be found. Holding back on treatment can also be… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2018
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Is Your Sunscreen Serving You?

Summertime is pretty much here, and that means we need to be reminded about the importance of sunscreen use. The number of cases of preventable skin cancers has risen year after year, and 1 in 5 people are now at risk of this serious disease. Did you catch the key word in that statement? Skin… Read More »

Skin Cancer, Meet Mohs!

“Skin cancer.” Those are frightening words to hear uttered in your direction. The diagnosis can feel overwhelming regardless of the severity of the condition. Patients of New York City Mohs surgeon Dr. Adelle Quintana can gain peace of mind knowing their physician has the up-to-date training to manage even the most visible skin cancer lesions.… Read More »

Try a VISIA Skin Analysis Today

Before you can truly improve the condition of your skin it is important to understand what kind of skin that you have. This is true for skin on the face as well as other areas of the body. The VISIA system is a revolutionary assessment tool that can confirm your skin type and may even… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2015
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Be Aware of the Signs of Melanoma

Although many skin cancers are common and easy to treat by removing a mole, it is important to know how dangerous some skin cancer can be. Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer that if not caught and treated in time – can lead to disfigurement or even death. Melanoma involves an uncontrolled… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2015
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