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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/Melanoma

Steps to Take for Early Skin Cancer Treatment and Prevention

Skin cancer is one of a few cancer types that you can see develop. Growths and moles form on the skin that can easily be studied at home and by our dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin...read more

Skin Cancer/Melanoma

Why You Still Need to Worry About Skin Cancer in the Winter

Many people toss aside their sunscreen when sweater-weather arrives in the fall and winter months, but this time of year is just as harmful (if not more so) than the summer sun. Cool and cloudy days and changing seasons...read more

Skin Cancer/Melanoma

What Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Can Do For You

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a specialized treatment for pre-cancerous lesions. PDT uses a light-activated drug (or photosensitizing agent) to destroy pre-cancer cells without harming nearby tissues. The treatment triggers your body’s own immune system to strike the tumor cells...read more

Skin Cancer/Melanoma

Understanding the Four Types of Melanoma

The skin cancer melanoma develops when cells known as melanocytes begin growing out of control, eventually forming tumors. Melanomas metastasize to other areas of the body and are often fatal. However, early detection and treatment saves lives. The doctors...read more

Skin Health

The Importance of Regular Skin Exams

January is a popular time to set important goals for the year, some of which may pertain to your health. The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic encourages you to schedule a full-body skin exam to check for signs...read more

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