Busting the Myths of Skin Cancer

Many people are surprised to learn that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., topping even breast and lung cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 20% of Americans will be affected by a form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Even so, the myths about skin cancer are widespread, […]

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Premier Surgical Launches New Skin Cancer Webpage

When asked what the most common type of cancer is, most people guess breast or lung cancer. But the leading cause of cancer is actually skin cancer. However,┬áthe good news is that with early detection and treatment, skin cancer is often very curable. The physicians at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville recognize how crucial it […]

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Early Detection Is Your Key To Melanoma Survival

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 2% of those cases but causes the most skin cancer deaths. The other two forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma can typically be treated or removed […]

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What’s the difference between melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer?

With the skin as the largest organ of the body, it is understandable skin cancer is the most common type of human cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be approximately 73,000 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in 2015 and 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer. In its basic form, […]

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Today’s Big Q: Will My Skin Cancer Treatment Require Surgery?

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of all cancers. Around 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year with melanoma projected to account for 73,000 cases of skin cancer in 2015. Premier Surgical Associates surgical oncologist Dr. Paul S. […]

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