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Skin Cancer

The 4 Main Types of Skin Cancer You Should Know About

The 4 Main Types of Skin Cancer You Should Know About

Doctors diagnose skin cancer in more than 3 million people in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society, making skin cancer the most common type of cancer in the nation. There are several types of skin cancer, and each can look and behave differently. Almost all types of skin cancer are treatable if detected and treated early enough,…

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How Does Sunscreen Work?

How Does Sunscreen Work?

Everyone knows that the sun’s ultraviolet rays and human skin don’t get along. Sunscreens are a given today. We know that if we’re going to be out on a hike to Wahclella Falls, skiing at Mt. Hood, or playing golf at Eastmoreland putting on sunscreen is as important as the equipment such as hiking boots or a sand wedge. But…

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Skin Protection Truth and Myth

Skin Protection Truth and Myth

In the Pacific Northwest, we’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and we’re not shy about getting out there and enjoying it. That means we get our fair share of sun exposure, despite our rainy Portland reputation. Most of us are cognizant about the sun and our skin, but the information’s not always correct. Since…

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It Pays to Know Your ABCs of Skin Cancer

It Pays to Know Your ABCs of Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and the American Academy of Dermatology marks the occasion with its annual SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign. At the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery, we also think knowing your ABCs is a great way to keep an eye out for skin cancer, actually A, B, C, D, and E. Those five letters are an…

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Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, an annual SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign initiated by the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Bernard Gasch, a board-certified dermatologist at the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery Portland, Oregon discusses the importance of prevention and early detection. “An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. …

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Dealing with Skin Cancer

Dealing with Skin Cancer

May 1st marks the beginning of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign aimed at bringing skin cancer prevention and detection to center stage.  Dr. Beata Rydzik of Portland’s Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery was on hand to discuss the importance of these efforts, emphasizing the need for regular skin cancer screenings. “Each year, over 3.5 million skin cancer…

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Skin Cancer Prevention Tips For Spring

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips For Spring

As the cold winter weather leaves us, many people enjoy spending more time outside in the sun. Getting outdoors is a great way to stay healthy, but skin needs protection from UV rays. Each time skin is exposed to the sun without protection, even without tanning or burning, the risk of skin cancer and premature aging increases. Fortunately, skin can…

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