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Skin Cancer Screening

Cancer of the skin is the most common form of skin cancer. In fact, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer.

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Mole Evaluation

 The American Academy of Dermatology states that certain moles have a higher-than-average risk of becoming cancerous. These higher-than-average risk moles include congenital moles and atypical (dysplastic) moles.

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Acne

Acne Vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous follicles, primarily affecting the face, neck, upper trunk, and upper arms. Acne is typically caused by a variety of factors including genetics, oil production, hormone fluctuations, the size of your pores, and the type of bacteria naturally living on your skin.

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Eczema

Eczema refers to a broad range of conditions typically hallmarked by itching. It occurs when impairment of the skin’s barrier function leads to increased sensitization to irritating allergens.

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease characterized by well-defined red plaques with a silvery scale. Occasionally the plaques can be itchy, burning, or stinging.

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Fungus

Tinea is a superficial fungal infection characterized by a red, round, dry, scaly patch(es) with central hypopigmentation. The rash may be itchy and may continue to grow if left untreated.

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Warts

There are many types of warts, but each type of wart is caused by a strain of HPV virus. These viruses are spread by skin-to-skin contact. Typically your body does not recognize the HPV as being harmful, so the warts are allowed to grow.

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