Skin Cancer

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 4:27pm
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. There are three main types of skin cancer: squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Of these, melanoma is the most dangerous.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:18pm

Yes, you definitely do. While the cold winter months may not immediately bring to mind warmth and sunshine, ultraviolet (UV) rays still pose a risk and you need to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors, just like in the summer.

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:27pm

All of us are born with a unique set of human characteristics that help make us who we are, but take a look at your family and you’re likely to find that you have many things in common with them.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:00am
Cuts, abrasions and even tiny cracks in the skin around our fingernails can create open doors for nasty germs. That risk is higher if you are in treatment.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:56pm

In the age of digital information it can be hard to find trustworthy sources. For any given topic there's a countless number of blogs, articles or videos clamoring for your attention with flashy headlines.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:58pm

Many things can cause an itch: dry skin, poison ivy and bug bites, to name a few. Typically skin cancer isn’t the first cause that comes to mind when you itch, but if the irritation persists, it might be something you want a dermatologist to look at.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:22pm

Remember the days of tanning? Only a few decades ago people looked forward to slathering their bodies with oily lotions that helped turn skin darker and brought out a “healthy” glow.

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:49pm

The summer sun can be one of our best friends, providing us with warmth, beautiful weather, and even happiness. However, overexposure to the sun’s rays can also be harmful to our bodies. Here are five things to consider helping you better understand SPF, choose the best sunscreen, and protect your skin.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 1:48pm
I’m not a tanning guy, but my day-to-day job is all outside. Leading up to my diagnosis, I never wore sunscreen.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:44am
Mohs surgery is the gold standard for removing the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Dr. Bax explains the benefits of Mohs surgery, and what to expect before, during and after the procedure.