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Who treats skin cancer?

Published today, by Roeland Pater


While many may be involved, there are a few that typically deal with it directly, such as a General Practitioner (GP) and a dermatologist. It’s important to be aware of the different types of doctors who may be able to help with skin cancer treatment. 

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Skin cancer moles on face: what they can look like and how to check

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater

Skin cancer is on the rise around the world. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2 to 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, but especially on areas that are regularly exposed to the sun. This makes the face a vulnerable area. Find out the warning signs of a cancerous mole and how you can make sure your face moles are safe.

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Melanoma facts: the current situation

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater


Skin cancer is on the rise around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), currently between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year. This number is only expected to increase as the ozone layer continues to be depleted. The WHO estimates that a 10 per cent decrease in ozone levels will result in an additional 300,000 non-melanoma and 4,500 melanoma skin cancer cases. 

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Pinpoint red spots on skin: this could be the cause

Published 2 months ago, by Roeland Pater


Red spots on the skin can occur for a variety of reasons. In many cases, red spots or bumps aren’t a sign of a major problem; they could be caused by a simple rash or bug bite. Other times, red spots could be a sign of a more serious issue. Below we list some common causes of red spots on the skin. This list is meant to give you an idea of what the red spots could be a symptom of, but be sure to see a doctor for a true diagnosis.

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