Men & Skin Cancer

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Men’s Health Month (MHM) was signed into law on May 31, 1994, and the week leading up to Father’s Day is known as Men’s Health Week. The goal of MHM is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and also to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys and men. During the month of June, various screenings, health fairs and education, and outreach activities are available nationwide. Men are encouraged to make an appointment with their healthcare provider for their annual physical exam for a thorough check-up, as well as to receive age-appropriate screenings and immunizations. One screening that men tend to overlook, though, is an annual skin cancer exam. According to the CDC, men are more likely to get more sun exposure over their lifetime than women are, as they tend to spend more time outdoors, are […]

A Little Bit of Awareness Goes a Long Way: Tips to Help Save Your Skin

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s always a good time to remember that skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world, but it’s also one of the most preventable cancers and can be highly treatable when detected early. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during the course of their lifetime, and around 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Also, a person’s risk for developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, doubles if he or she has experienced more than five sunburns. I can remember my own childhood was a long procession of sunburns, year after year, as the risks of overexposure to the sun weren’t widely known back in the 1970s, and hardly anyone I knew used sunscreens. I can only recall an […]

Why Do We Tend To Minimize Skin Cancer?

5.4 Million Skin Cancer Diagnoses Last Year In 2016, 5.4 million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in the U.S.  That number far surpasses the number of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined.  It’s not even close.  So given these grave statistics, why aren’t more people rushing to their dermatologist to get a skin exam? 4 million Basal Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancers One of the most straightforward reasons people tend to downplay the significance of skin cancer is that most cases of skin cancer are not deadly. For example, of the 5.4 million cases of skin cancer in the U.S., more than 4 million of those are Basal Cell Carcinoma.   Less than 1% of these Basal Cell Carcinomas metastasize, or spread to other parts of the body. For this reason they are rarely lethal. 1 million Squamous Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancers By the same token, only 5% of the Squamous […]

Don’t Let Keloids Scar Your Skin and Your Confidence

Superficial Radiation Therapy with the SRT-100 Vision is a Highly Effective Keloid Removal Treatment in Austin Are you one of the nearly 18 million people affected by unsightly, sometimes painful keloid scars? You do not have to go through life with this embarrassing condition that can scar your confidence, too. Keloid removal is possible. What is a keloid scar? When the skin is wounded — whether through surgery or injury — fibrous tissue called scar tissue forms over the wound. In some cases, excessive scar tissue grows, forming a smooth, hard growth over the incision or injury. This growth is called a keloid and is often much larger than the original wound. Keloids are chronic, non-malignant tumors that often form following surgery, but may also be triggered by other skin traumas, such as acne and chickenpox, ear piercing, burns and other skin injuries. Some people may be genetically prone to [...]

Superficial Radiation Therapy with the SRT-100 Vision™

The Non-Surgical Choice for Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment in Austin Each year, more than 2.5 million new cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the U.S. It is the most frequently occurring form of skin cancer. Basal cell cancer can be caused by intense sun exposure as well as cumulative sun exposure over time. It is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth or lesion on the skin and can look like an open sore, red patch, pink growth, shiny bump or scar. Unlike some forms of cancer, basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads beyond the original tumor sight, nor is it likely to be life threatening. It can, however, become disfiguring if not treated promptly. Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment in Austin Patients dealing with basal cell cancer have several treatment options available to them, including: Mohs micrographic surgery, excisional surgery, electro surgery, cryosurgery and laser surgery. But these treatments all have one […]

Tru-Skin Dermatology Is Now Offering Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment in Austin

Keloid Removal with Superficial Radiation Therapy by the SRT-100 Vision We believe every patient has a choice when it comes to his or her healthcare. That’s why Tru-Skin Dermatology now offers a painless, safe and highly effective non-surgical option for skin cancer treatment in Austin and keloid removal — Superficial Radiation Therapy using Sensus Healthcare’s SRT-100 Vision. There are four million new cases of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed in the United States each year. Skin cancer treatment options typically involve invasive incisions that damage healthy tissue and result in painful healing; a lengthy recovery and unsightly scarring that take an emotional toll on patients. Skin cancer treatment in Austin with the SRT-100 Vision is changing all that. This new non-surgical skin cancer treatment with the SRT-100 Vision delivers a precise, calibrated dose of Superficial Radiation Therapy that only goes skin deep. This low-dose of radiation safely […]

Superficial Radiation Therapy with the SRT-100 Vision™ is the Non-Surgical Choice for Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment in Austin

Skin cancer occurs more commonly than cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon combined. Each year, nearly four million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer, and an estimated 700,000 of those cases are squamous cell carcinoma. People with fair skin, a history of sunburns or precancerous skin lesions or skin cancer, or a weakened immune system are at a higher risk of developing squamous cell skin carcinoma. This type of cancer is mainly caused by cumulative ultraviolet exposure over the course of a lifetime. Spending time in the sun every day year-round, intense exposure over the summer months, or the use of indoor tanning beds can all cause skin damage leading to squamous cell carcinoma. The outer layer of the skin is made up of thin, flat squamous cells. These cells are all over the body, and squamous cell skin carcinoma can be found anywhere the […]