Category Archives: Skin cancer

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma? Squamous cell carcinoma is a malignant growth of abnormal cells most commonly seen on the skin after years of sun damage. Occurring in the squamous cells in the epidermis, squamous cell carcinoma may develop anywhere on the body, but are common in areas that most frequently experience UV exposure, such …

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Melanoma

What is Melanoma? Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and typically afflicts those who are occasionally exposed to intense UV radiation. Growths and lesions develop when sun damages the skin cells and triggers genetic defects that form malignant tumors in the basal layer of the epidermis. Melanomas typically appear black and brown, …

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Patient Education Skin Cancer

Could you recognize a possible skin cancer growth on your skin? Clinical studies have shown that even the most experienced physicians can accurately diagnose 71% of malignant lesions and 94% of benign lesions. This strongly suggests that biopsies are indicated since even experienced physicians are unable to predict malignancy. Even so, the first defense you have …

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Protecting Yourself Against Skin Cancer

Skin cancer rates continue to rise dramatically in the United States. Currently, one in six Americans develops skin cancer at some point. Skin cancer accounts for one third of all cancers in the United States. Most of these are non-melanoma cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Mortality associated with these skin …

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Mohs Reconstruction for Lanie Yields Exceptional Results

Lanie is a patient of Dr. Parker’s who has been treated for skin cancer in 2004, 2008 and most recently in October 2012.  The last diagnosis required a Mohs procedure that excised two spots approximately “dime-sized” on the right side of her face. “I originally told the Mohs surgeon to just sew it up, but …

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Northern New Jersey Skin Cancer Patient Patricia Thrilled with Reconstruction & Cosmetic Surgery Results

Pat is a married, 50 year-old mom of two teenagers who works from home.  Over the past few years Pat has required skin cancer treatment several times.  Because of her history, Pat sees a dermatologist every 3-6 months for a full body check.  Pat came to the Parker Center at the recommendation of her dermatologist. …

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