• FEBRUARY 14, 2022
    Scott Tushla: A Survivor Story

    Scott Tushla: A Survivor Story

    Scott Tushla Date of Diagnosis: 05/08/2019 Age: 54 Colorado Springs, CO Basal Cell Carcinoma I was diagnosed after I noted an area on my nose that was concerning. I am a family doctor, so I see a fair number of patients with skin cancer. I had no symptoms. I saw the dermatologist whom I refer

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    • NOVEMBER 24, 2021
    Jacki Jones: A Survivor Story

    Jacki Jones: A Survivor Story

    Jacki Jones Date of Diagnosis: 02/10/1997 Age: 47 San Diego, CA Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Skin Cancer I had noticed a tiny pearly dot at the end of my nose for a year or so but I had no idea it could be skin cancer! Then a doctor’s visit for something else led to

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    • OCTOBER 21, 2021

    Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Survivor Story

    Once we have survived cancer, we often find ourselves wondering how we can give back to the community that supported us. By sharing our nonmelanoma skin cancer survivor stories, we can bring comfort, support, and inspiration to those who have been diagnosed with cancers similar to our own. The importance of our stories is evident

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    • OCTOBER 5, 2021
    A new type of radiotherapy may be better than surgery for patients with early-stage nonmelanoma skin cancers

    A new type of radiotherapy may be better than surgery for patients with early-stage nonmelanoma skin cancers

    October 4, 2021 In a recent study, image-guided superficial radiotherapy (IGSRT) showed nearly a 100% cure rate for early-stage basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell skin cancers. These results, along with its established safety, show that IGSRT is emerging as an alternative to cryosurgery or Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), which are commonly used to treat

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