Skin Health 101
Gender and Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer Rates in the 50 States
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with over 3 million Americans being diagnosed each year. Skin cancer can affect anyone regardless of skin color, but it is more common in those with lighter skin. What does this have to do with the 50 states? Based on a study conducted by
Types of Skin Cancer
Types of Skin Cancer It’s the start of summer, which means it’s the start of the hottest weather of the year, and people are flocking outdoors. Skin cancer protection is a year-round effort, but it is vital to increase layers of protection as the UV index rises. Skin cancer can come in several forms, each
Know Your ABCDEs
Know Your ABCDEs Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. It develops when UV radiation from sunlight damages the DNA in pigment-producing cells in the skin and triggers mutations that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. Melanoma, like all cancers, is easiest to treat when caught early. Knowing
How to Give Yourself a Skin Cancer Screening
May is Skin Cancer Awareness month — perfect timing as we head into a summer. Did you know skin cancer is the most common of all cancers? It’s easy to screen yourself for skin cancer, and well worth the few minutes it takes, as skin cancer is easiest to treat when caught early. The Skin
Sun Care Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention
Skin cancer prevention has never been easier—or more important. Over the past 30 years, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than with all other cancers combined. Yet as sunscreens and protective clothing become more wearable and effective, skin cancer prevention is becoming second nature to many. “A few seconds a day could save
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is a highly effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer. It is an exacting procedure in which the dermatologist performs both surgical excision of the skin cancer and microscopic examination of the surgical margins to ensure that all skin cancer cells have been removed.
Senior Skin Cancer Prevention
From utilizing preventative measures like staying protected from the sun, to being vigilant about changes you may notice, there are many tips that seniors can follow to protect from developing skin cancer.
The Official Dermatologist of the Round Rock Express
Baseball fans, enjoy another year of free sunscreen at the Dell Diamond. Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute will continue to be, for the third year running, The Official Dermatologist of the Round Rock Express. Join Chris Collins, MD and staff all season to cheer on the Express and raising skin cancer awareness. Skin cancer is one