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Preventing and Detecting Melanoma

Melanoma is an increasingly common skin cancer, most typically developed through ultraviolet (UV) exposure. The best prevention includes reducing exposures to UV radiation and early detection through self-screening or visiting a dermatologist is highly encouraged. Common But Preventable develops through mutations affecting the pigment cell of the skin, known as the melanocyte. Although these mutations …

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What is Isotretinoin?

Isotretinoin Explained Isotretinoin, widely known as the prior branded therapy Accutane®, is an FDA-approved oral therapy for the treatment of refractory severe cystic acne. Off-label use includes acne not responding to other treatments, rosacea, and other inflammatory disorders of the skin (including hidradenitis suppuritiva and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp). Who is eligible to take …

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Hormonally Induced Acne

As many of us are aware, acne is very common and presents in various subtypes. Hormonally induced acne, one of the more common subtypes of acne, is, unfortunately, both under-recognized and under-treated. Generally, hormonally induced acne is characterized by deeper sometimes tender pimples occurring on the jawline, chin, forehead, and trunk of female acne patients. Typically this …

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Healing After Skin Cancer Excision

Recovery Plan Excision of skin cancer is a type of surgery carried out to remove a cancerous tumor from your skin. Skin cancer occurs as a result of uncontrolled growth and the development of abnormal cells in the skin. There are several types of skin cancers, but the three most common are the following: basal cell carcinoma, …

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