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Take a Skin Cancer Quiz

Southern California provides endless opportunities for fun in the sun: surfing, swimming, skiing, boating, hiking, biking, golfing, and just about anything else you can do outdoors. That’s one reason we all live here, right? Unfortunately, all of this time spent outdoors is inviting another unwelcome guest to come to the party — skin cancer. Since Dr. Malamet uses Mohs surgery to remove skin cancers and also removes moles, both suspicious […]

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ABCs of Skin Cancer

While you may associate “ABC” with the Jackson Five, when it comes to your skin it pays to remember ABCDE. Those five letters are an easy way to remember five steps in identifying growths that could be skin cancer. Living in sunny Southern California, most of us are aware of the dangers presented by the sun. Gone are the days of slathering baby oil all over our bodies and lying […]

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Leave the Moles to Caddyshack

Humans are known to grow a variety of skin lesions: moles, freckles, skin tags, benign lentigines, and seborrheic keratoses. Not many people like having things like moles are their skin, particularly on the face and arms. Well, unless you’re Cindy Crawford. Moles that don’t burrow Just about everyone has a few moles on their skin. The average person has between 10 and 40 moles. Moles can grow anywhere on the […]

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