Every day, as many as 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer. If you have a family history of skin cancer or you sunburn easily, it’s important to have your skin regularly checked by a professional. The board-certified dermatologists at Lumos Dermatology® in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, New York City, offer baseline skin cancer screening and ongoing monitoring to help you stay on top of your skin health. To schedule a skin cancer screening, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A skin cancer screening is a specialized exam that involves a close inspection of your skin to evaluate for signs of skin cancer. The board-certified dermatologists at Lumos Dermatology® offer professional skin cancer screenings at the office that include a close check of your moles and birthmarks, as well as an evaluation of any new or unusual growths.
Skin cancer affects more people in the United States than any other type of cancer. Cancerous lesions are easier to treat during the early stages, which improves your chances of a cure.
Everyone benefits from skin cancer screening. However, you may want to contact Lumos Dermatology® to schedule your screening if you have certain risk factors, such as:
You should also schedule a skin cancer screening if you spend a lot of time in the sun or find a suspicious growth or mole during an at-home skin screening.
Skin cancer screenings at Lumos Dermatology® are conducted by board-certified dermatologists and take about 10 to 15 minutes. Be sure to remove any nail polish and makeup before your screening and keep your hair loose so your dermatologist can examine your scalp.
To ensure a comprehensive evaluation, the team requests that you change out of your clothes and into a gown. Once you’re ready, your dermatologist closely inspects your skin from head to toe, paying close attention to your moles and birthmarks and looking for any abnormalities.
Your dermatologist carefully documents the results of your skin cancer screening, which are used to monitor for any changes at your next screening. If any suspicious growths are identified, your dermatologist may take a biopsy and have it sent for testing.
The board-certified dermatologists determine how often you need to undergo screening based on the results of your test and your family history. Annual skin cancer screenings may be recommended if you have many of the associated risk factors. You should also conduct at-home screenings between your professional exams.
To schedule your professional skin cancer screening, call Lumos Dermatology® or book online today.