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Data Show Skyrocketing Skin Cancer Rates

Data from around the world show that skin cancer, long identified as the most common type of cancer globally, is still on the rise. The World Health Organization estimates that one in every three cancers diagnosed worldwide is a type of skin cancer, and, according to Skin Cancer Foundation Statistics, one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a type of skin cancer characterized by the uncontrolled growth of damaged or mutated squamous cells. The second most common form of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma accounts for 700,000 new cases each year in the US alone.

What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a form of skin cancer that develops in the top layer of the skin. It is by far the most common type of skin cancer—of the 3.5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed every year in the United States, nearly 80% are basal cell carcinomas.

Survivorship Clinic – with Linda Coverdale – at CaroMont and Novant Radiation Oncology Centers

I am Linda Coverdale, PA-C, and I have been brought on board to focus on cancer survivorship! Survivorship is a critical part of cancer care and we are very excited to introduce this piece of the care plan to the Gaston and Charlotte area...

CaroMont Cancer Center Tumor Board Presentation by Charles Meakin

T.T. is a 46 year-old woman who underwent renal transplantation 20 years ago and has been on an immunosuppressive medication since the transplant. She started developing squamous cell skin cancers on her sun exposed arms and face 5 to 7 years ago...

CaroMont Cancer Center Kayak & Dinner

CaroMont Cancer Center Staff enjoys river kayak and dinner at the US National Whitewater Center.  CaroMont Cancer Center Medical Director Dr. Charles Meakin served on original Board of Directors of USNWWC from its inception to 2012.

Vitamin B3-Nicotinamide Found to Protect Against Common Skin Cancers In Australian Study

Dr. Diona Damian, Professor of dermatology at the University of Sydney Australia reported at the Annual 2015 meeting in Chicago of the American Society of Clinical Oncology on their study using vitamin B3 to prevent common skin cancers in their elderly population...

Prostate Cancer Treated with Seed Implants (Brachytherapy) shows Paradoxical Utilization

Dr. Steven Frank gave a talk on the use of brachytherapy or seed implantation for prostate cancer as a “model for value in the changing healthcare environment”. He reported the data on Standard outcomes...

Cancer Remission Definition

The good news: remission indicates that your cancer is improving in a measurable way. Your tumors may be shrinking or disappearing, your symptoms may be improving or going away, or there may be less cancer in your body overall. Generally, remission means that you can reduce or stop your treatment, at least temporarily.

Oncology Definition

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, chances are you’ve visited a doctor who specializes in oncology. Oncology is an umbrella term used to describe all branches of medicine that deal with the diagnosis, treatment, and overall care of cancer patients, as well as research into how cancer develops and what we can do to help prevent, treat, and cure it.