Catch It Before It’s Too Late
GET OUR SKIN CANCER SCREENING
Skin cancer is completely curable if caught early and treated immediately. Routine cancer screenings are essential to the prevention and early detection of squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and other forms of skin cancer. Even if you have never had skin cancer in the past, having your skin checked annually is the best way to preserve your health.
Schedule a visit at Oasis Dermatology for a skin cancer screening. Our team will perform a thorough skin check, looking for moles, birthmarks, or other blemishes that are unusual in color or size.
WHAT ARE YOUR CHANCES OF DEVELOPING SKIN CANCER?
People with particular genetic risk factors are more likely to develop skin cancer. These include lighter natural skin color, blue or green eyes, blond or red hair, dysplastic nevi (a type of unusual mole), and many common moles. People with red hair may be at a particularly increased risk of melanoma. People with a family history or personal history of skin cancer, especially melanoma, are at increased risk as well.
EXPOSURE TO UV RADIATION
Even though genetic factors play a role in your risk of developing skin cancer, most skin cancers are caused by genetic and environmental factors, including exposure to UV radiation from the sun and indoor tanning. You can prevent skin cancer by reducing intentional UV exposure and increasing sun protection.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT DURING A SKIN CHECK?
A skin cancer screening is the visual inspection of your skin performed by a licensed dermatologist. It is used to identify any moles, spots, patches, growths, or sores on your skin that can potentially lead to cancer. The most common type of skin cancer testing is a full-body exam that requires you to remove all your clothes and wear a gown.
Our team performs this comprehensive screening using a dermatoscope. The dermatoscope allows for a thorough analysis of the skin. Magnifying the moles and skin lesions 10x, she is able to see the greatest details of growths.
By getting routine checks and consulting with at our clinic, you can prevent the risk of skin cancer and help avoid premature aging due to sun exposure.
Skin Cancer Prevention
STARTS WITH SELF AWARENESS
Skin cancer may take the form of a skin growth that looks differently from your other moles. It may be dome-shaped, scaly, or black. If you notice a spot on your skin that looks different from others, itches, or bleeds, it’s time to have it checked out by our expert dermatologist. Here are the ABCDE’s of atypical moles.
A for Asymmetry
The sides of the mole are asymmetrical or not even.
B for Borders
Your mole has irregular, jagged borders instead of smooth and prominent ones.
C for Color
The mole on your skin has varying shades. It can even be blue, red, or white.
D for Diameter
The size of your mole is wider than 6mm in diameter or more prominent than a pencil eraser.
E for Evolution
Your mole’s characteristics are rapidly changing. Aside from that, some symptoms may also arise, such as bleeding and pain.