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Skin Cancer Education

Is It Dandruff or Skin Cancer? Checking Your Scalp

Over 10% of skin cancer cases are located on the scalp. This is not particularly surprising to doctors because the top of your head receives a lot of ultraviolet ray exposure from the sun. By the same token, because...read more

Skin Cancer/Melanoma

Why People of Color Are More Likely to Die from Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is more likely to affect people with fair complexions. So why is it that people of color with skin cancer are so likely to die from it? The doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa,...read more

Skin Cancer Education

When Is Skin Cancer Life-Threatening?

Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer; fortunately, it also has one of the highest survival rates. However, do not assume that you do not need to worry about skin cancer, because it can be...read more

Skin Cancer Education

The Three Main Types of Skin Cancer

An estimated one in five people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime, which makes skin cancer the top form of cancer in the United States. Since skin cancer is usually caused by UV (ultraviolet) exposure,...read more

Skin Cancer Treatment

Celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month by Understanding Your Skin Cancer Risk

Did you know February is National Cancer Prevention Month? The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic believes the best way to observe this month is to help patients understand their skin cancer risk. Here, we discuss skin cancer and...read more

Skin Cancer Education

Skin Cancer Facts and Myths, Test Your Knowledge

Our dermatologists and skin cancer specialists in La Mesa hear many misconceptions about melanoma and other types of skin cancer. At Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center, we believe patient education is vital to diagnosing and treating common...read more

Coastal Skin & Eye Institute/Grossmont Dermatology