Skin Moles on a Woman's Back - Northwest Dermatology Group

Overseeing Moles

Managing Skin Moles Is Good for Your Health We’ll start with rule #1. If any mole (blemish, birthmark, lesion, lump, sore, wart, or other skin phenomenon) appears even remotely suspicious – asymmetric, bleeding, growing, itchy, painful, scaly – see the doctor right away. These are possible warning signs of problems ranging from atypical moles to melanoma. Fortunately, most mole-related anomalies …

Preventing Skin Cancer - Northwest Dermatology Group

Reducing Skin Cancer Risk

Preventing Skin Cancer Understanding Skin Cancer Basics Skin cancer, the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells, is the most common type of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancers during their lifetimes, with 3.3 million nonmelanoma cases diagnosed annually. Nearly 98% of cases are basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas. When diagnosed early, these …

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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunscreen

Most of us are aware of the importance of wearing sunscreen in the summer months to avoid painful, damaging sunburnt skin and lips, but it really should be a year-round preventative habit. You should always wear sunscreen, no matter your age, skin color, or skin tone. Though you can purchase sunscreen in many different forms (creams, lotions, gels, sprays), sunscreen can also be found in anti-aging and make-up products like serums, …