Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. With skin cancer being relatively common, it’s no wonder why many people want to assess their own risk for developing it. Here, we’ll discuss the main risk factors for...

Is Actinic Keratosis Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but there are still many questions surrounding it. One popular question among patients is whether actinic keratosis, a scaly patch on the skin, is a form of skin cancer. Here, we’ll discuss what actinic keratosis is and...

Know the Risks of Indoor Tanning

People who desire a bronzed look may turn to indoor tanning for seemingly sun-kissed skin. However, the risks of indoor tanning far outweigh the cosmetic benefits. Indoor tanning beds and sun lamps emit ultraviolet, or UV, radiation that can be a detriment to your...

Why Sunscreen is Important

We’ve all been told to slather on sunscreen before heading outside, not just once, but many times over. But, there’s a reason behind this nagging: Sunscreen is important to your long-term health. Many years from now, you’ll thank yourself for including sunscreen in...

Preventing Skin Cancer After Sunburn

While most of us have had a sunburn at one point or another, it’s best to avoid them whenever possible. Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 daily can help you avoid sunburns and reduce your skin cancer risk.  That said, sometimes life takes a turn for the...

Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States and across the globe. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they reach age 70. This makes preventative measures against skin cancer incredibly important.  Knowing the...

When You Should Worry About a Mole

While most moles are benign, some are cancerous. This can make it difficult to know when to seek out treatment for a mole and when to let it be. Annual screening skin examinations can clear up any questions that you have about whether or not a mole indicates skin...

Types of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. With ultraviolet radiation from the sun as the top cause of skin cancer, many people develop skin cancer over the course of their lives. There are many different types of skin cancer. Understanding the skin cancer...

Is Your Sunscreen Actually Protecting Your Skin?

Sunscreen has long been used for protection against the sun’s harmful rays. The sun can damage your skin, heightening the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging. However, rumors about sunscreen, namely regarding its safety and effectiveness, always seem to be...

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St. Petersburg with the most advanced skin cancer treatments including Mohs surgery.