The more time it takes to identify skin cancer, the harder and more difficult treatment becomes. Accordingly, we help you identify skin cancer as early as possible to make treatment easier and more effective.
Skin examinations are an important part of finding skin cancers. Identifying pre-cancerous lesions and skin cancers early allows for easier treatment. Full body skin examinations and medical photography (skin mapping) are our most powerful tools in skin cancer detection. Personal factors including history of skin cancers, age, family history of skin cancer, and the number of skin lesions determine how often screening is needed. Monthly at home examinations can also be helpful.
Skin biopsies are an in-office procedure where a small sample of a skin is taken to be examined. Skin biopsies are a relatively simple way to identify skin cancers and to decide if further treatment is needed for a concerning spot.