Skin Cancer Screening and Dermatology Surgery
Skin cancer screenings are recommended for all adults over 40. Anthony Medical Care offers full skin screenings and skin biopsies and removals on-site at our clinic. One in two adults will experience skin cancer in their lifetime.
Being at increased risk doesn’t mean you’ll definitely get skin cancer. But, you may need to start regular screening exams. So if you do get skin cancer, your doctor finds it at its earliest stage. When found early, the chances for successfully treating the disease are greatest.
Along with regular exams, practice awareness. This means you should be familiar with your skin. That way you’ll notice changes. Then, report them to your doctor without delay.
Promptly show your doctor any:
Suspicious skin area
Sore that doesn’t heal
Change in a mole or freckle
Get a full-body skin cancer screening exam every year if you identify with one or more of the groups below:
Red hair and freckles albinism
More than 50 moles
Family history of melanoma
Genetic syndromes that make you sensitive to the sun
Too much sun exposure
Frequent trips to the tanning salon
One or more blistering sunburn(s)
Personal pre-cancerous conditions
Dysplastic nevi (unusual moles)
Personal skin cancer history
Basal and squamous cell cancer
Other cancer treatments that increase risk