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Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world. Detecting skin cancer early is the most important way to prevent it from negative outcomes. Skin cancers can present in various ways, therefore it is vital to have your skin checked by a Board Certified Dermatologist at least yearly, and it is especially important for those who have a personal or family history of the cancer, have a history of sunburns, or spend a lot of time outside.

Our Board-Certified Dermatologist will carefully inspect your skin for signs of any abnormal moles or other growths that might be cancerous or precancerous. You can contact us to Book a consultation today to learn more about Skin Cancer Screening.

Skin Cancer Screening

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    Skin Cancer Screening – Frequently Asked Questions

    Skin cancer screening is a process of examining the skin for any signs of cancerous or precancerous growths. It involves a physical examination of the skin by a dermatologist or other healthcare professional.

    It is recommended that everyone, regardless of skin type or color, should have a skin cancer screening at least once a year. Individuals with a history of skin cancer, a family history of skin cancer, or a significant amount of moles or freckles may need more frequent screenings.

    During a skin cancer screening, a dermatologist will examine your skin from head to toe, looking for any abnormalities or concerning lesions. They may use a special instrument called a dermatoscope to examine lesions more closely.

    The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the most common and tend to be less aggressive than melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

    While there is no guaranteed way to prevent skin cancer, there are several measures that individuals can take to reduce their risk, including wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and avoiding tanning beds.

    Treatment for skin cancer depends on the type, size, and location of the cancer. It may include surgical removal, radiation therapy, or topical medications. The earlier skin cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.

    If you notice a new or changing spot on your skin, it is important to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment can significantly improve the outcome for skin cancer.

     

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