Category Archives: Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Overview By Dr. Shafa in Irvine, Orange County CA

You are your own first line of defense

Most of the spots on your skin – freckles, birthmarks, moles – are normal, but some of the possibility of being cancerous. There are three main types of skin cancer. They can usually be discovered at an early stage, when they are readily curable. If you ever spot...
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Non Melanoma Skin Cancers : NMSCs

Basal Cell Carcinoma &  Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

The most common form of skin cancer that appears as a new non healing lesion. Call us for any new appearing lesions. BCC can appear as  translucent or pearly bumps with white, yellow, or waxy scar-like areas. They are pink growths with slightly elevated, rolled borders and a crusted...
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Can you tell which of the following could be Melanoma, a deadly cancer? skin_cancer1
The majority of melanomas are black or brown, but they can also be skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue or white. When melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is almost always curable. If diagnosis...
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Detect your own cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. There are two main type of Skin cancers , Non-Melanoma and Melanoma ( the deadly form of skin cancer) Any new or  non healing lesions, or any changing moles on your skin is...
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