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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Different Types of Sunscreen

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Different Types of Sunscreen

Summer has arrived in New England, and with summer comes more sun! Sunscreen is crucial to your skin’s health at all times, but odds are there’s a lot you don’t know about selecting the best
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About Ultraviolet Radiation

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About Ultraviolet Radiation

If you’re at all concerned with your skin’s health and preventing skin cancer, you’ve probably heard of ultraviolet radiation before. But just how UV radiation works is often not the focus of skin cancer discussions
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 What You Need to Know to Protect Your Family from Sun Damage this May and the Whole Year Through!

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Family from Sun Damage this May and the Whole Year Through!

By Maryellen Maguire-Eisen* RN, MSN (wife of South Shore Skin Center physician Dr. Richard F. Eisen M.D.)
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer can be a dangerous condition when left untreated, and knowing if you’re at risk for it can help you get your guard up. There are many factors that can make your risk of
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Is This Spot Cancerous?

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Is This Spot Cancerous?

Skin cancer is an incredibly serious condition that affects millions each year. If a new or changing spot on your skin has you worried that it’s cancerous, here are some guidelines of what to look
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Why You Should Never Leave Skin Cancer Untreated

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Why You Should Never Leave Skin Cancer Untreated

Skin cancer demands your attention, having the potential to negatively impact your health beyond its appearance on your skin. If you have a cancerous lesion, quick treatment is necessary to prevent it from spreading and
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Looking at the Early Stages of Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Looking at the Early Stages of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a nasty disease that if left untreated or undetected can prove deadly. Thankfully, skin cancer is the most visible form of cancer, and when it’s detected early can be treated safely. Basal
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Your Treatment Options Explained

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Your Treatment Options Explained

If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, odds are your dermatologist has already reviewed the various treatment options available to you. But if you suspect you have cancer or want some more details on common
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 Lara Butler, MD, Keeps Hingham Glowing

Lara Butler, MD, Keeps Hingham Glowing

Lara Butler, MD, is a Harvard trained board-certified dermatologist who specializes in aesthetic dermatology and skin cancer reconstructive surgery at South Shore Skin Center. Since moving to Hingham in 2016, Lara and her husband, Mason
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: 4 Ways to Protect Yourself

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: 4 Ways to Protect Yourself

The sun is out for most of our waking hours, so avoiding sun damage and skin cancer is not always easy. Thankfully, in order to avoid sun damage, you don’t often have to avoid the
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: The Visible Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: The Visible Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is perhaps the easiest form of cancer to detect and identify early because it’s often a visible disease. The visual symptoms and warning signs of skin cancer vary from condition to condition and
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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month: 3 Reasons Why Early Detection is Critical

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: 3 Reasons Why Early Detection is Critical

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and all month long we’re going to discuss this very serious threat to public health. Detecting and diagnosing skin cancer early are the two most important factors in treating
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