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Tag: squamous cell carcinoma

Tanning Beds, Ultraviolet Light Damage and Skin Cancer, NJ

Spring is here, days are getting longer, and once again it’s time to talk about sun exposure and skin cancer. There is a strong link between exposure to ultraviolet light from sun exposure or indoor tanning equipment and the risk of developing a skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or the [...]

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What are the skin flakes in my ear? Dr. Emily Altman

Most commonly, the skin flakes in the ear are due to seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known as dandruff.  Another common cause is psoriasis. Even chronic scratching of the ear can produce a rash with flaking, called lichen simplex chronicus. Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and eczema can cause flaking, scaling, redness and itching on the back of the [...]

Having a permanent tattoo leads to skin cancer? Dermatology NJ

Having a permanent tattoo leads to skin cancer?  Dr. Altman’s answer on Quora.com Whether or not permanent tattoos can lead to skin cancer is not clear. We do know that tattoos can cause several types of chronic inflammation, allergic contact dermatitis to certain tattoo inks and granulomatous reactions being two of them. We also know [...]

Skin Cancer Prevention NJ – Periodic Skin Self-Examination

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.  Each year more than one million new cases of Malignant Melanoma non-melanoma skin cancer and more than 68,000 new cases of malignant melanoma are diagnosed in the United States. While it is true that people with fair skin, light colored hair and [...]


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