Full Body Skin Cancer Screenings

Full Body Skin Cancer Screenings

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States than all other cancers combined.  One in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer before they are 70 years old.   Skin cancers are associated with sun exposure so the risk of skin cancer increases as we age.  Skin cancer is treatable but the earlier it is detected, the greater the chance of a positive outcome.

Our dermatologists and physician assistants have special training that includes the diagnosis and management of skin cancers. They are trained to find spots that could be potentially dangerous and may otherwise go unnoticed by patients.

To aid in the examination, you will be asked to get undressed and get into a patient gown.

Your skin examination with your provider will only take a few minutes.  With their trained eye and experience, they can quickly and easily find suspicious growths in a timely manner that will allow for early treatment.

During your visit you should also point out any spots you are concerned about or any changes that you may have noticed in your moles.

In addition to the professional skin exam in our office, it is important for you to become familiar with the bumps and spots on your skin by doing a self-examination of your skin on a monthly basis.

The AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) has an easy to follow self-skin exam body mole map on their website. https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/free-resources .