What to expect at the Dermatologist

Dermatologist consulting patient

So you were able to #GetSkinHelp and now you’ve been booked for an appointment, that’s great! A
Dermatologist can often spot a potential skin cancer (whether it be SCC – Squamous Cell Carcinoma, BCC – Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, or even a Merkel Cell Carcinoma) on sight or with their dermatoscope, or if they find a lesion particularly suspicious they will recommend a biopsy for pathological analysis.

How to Take Pictures for the GetSkinHelp Website

Image of cell phone taking picture of skin lesion

So, you decided to get that bothersome “skin thing” checked out on GetSkinHelp and need to take a picture of your skin concern, but are not exactly where to start.

It is much simpler than you think, and it begins here…

The 1, 2, 3’s and A, B, C’s of Skin Cancer

Melanocytic Nevus

Nevus Best known asMole Explain like I’m 5Your body is a bad colourist and decided to add extra ink to that particular spot of your skin. ComplicationsThey are no big deal for the most part, but many people like to have them removed. Note: Have your mole checked out: A – asymmetricalB – border irregularitiesC […]

Skin Cancer Screening Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Doctor Hong and doctor Chan reviewing patient photos.

A recent report by the Toronto Star has exposed how the Coronavirus is affecting cancer care in Ontario. Their report states that there is a “sharp rise in the number of people coming to hospitals with advanced cancers” due to doctors prioritizing more serious cases, people avoiding medical centres, and the postponement of screening programs for breast, […]

Why Get Skin Help?

telemedicine

According to the Canadian Public Health Agency, skin cancer has been increasing at a fairly constant rate in Canada over the past 30 years. And according to the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the number of prostate, lung, breast, and colon cancers combined. Aside from using sunblock and covering […]