Lumps, Bumps & Lesions – When should they be surgically removed?

From East Tennessee Medical News: Clinically Speaking By Jessica L. Vinsant, MD, General Surgeon, Premier Surgical Associates Skin lumps, bumps and lesions is a big subject – so let’s focus on skin cancers. Three common kinds of skin cancers are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), and Malignant Melanoma (MM). Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers […]

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Melanoma: Increase Survival Odds through Physician Screenings

Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has increased in frequency at epidemic rates in the past 20 years. We now know that avoiding sunlight and tanning beds is an important step in preventing the disease, but for many baby boomers the damage was done long ago.

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Melanoma: Are You at Risk?

In 1995 the American Academy of Dermatology designated the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday to raise awareness of this potentially fatal skin cancer and to encourage early detection. Early detection is critical. According to the American Cancer Society, when detected at Stage I, its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate for melanoma is […]

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