You are good when it comes to taking care of yourself. You’re on top of all of the health screenings that are important for your well-being, such as cholesterol screening and a colonoscopy. However, there might be one area that you tend to overlook. Don’t forget about your skin. As you plan your regular visits to healthcare professionals, be sure to add a yearly skin cancer screening to the list. It’s a simple step that could save your life, and we have a variety of locations for you to choose from to make it happen.
Why Get a Yearly Skin Cancer Screening?
Your skin is your most extensive organ. It covers your entire body and it gets the most exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. Even if you are extremely careful about wearing protective clothing and sunscreen, there is still a possibility of developing skin cancer. If you have not taken care of your skin, it is especially important that you monitor the condition of your skin regularly. While you can see most of your skin, you cannot see your back. Your back is one of the most common areas to be exposed to sun damage during the Summer months. It should be checked by an expert. Most importantly, a skin cancer screening gives our medical professionals a comprehensive view of your skin.
Stay on Top of Any Irregularities
If you notice anything abnormal with your skin, it’s important that you have it checked. When you schedule a yearly skin cancer screening at one of our offices, you will have a baseline from year to year. Our doctor will be aware if something new has appeared on your skin or there has been a change. During your screening, we will look for any suspicious moles. Warning signs of skin cancer include sores that will not heal, moles or spots that are not symmetrical, moles that have changed color or spots that do not have definite borders around them.
A biopsy may be recommended if there is any indication that you may have skin cancer. If you are diagnosed as positive for skin cancer, removing the cancer will be a top priority. The sooner you address skin cancer, the better. There are many simple procedures that can get rid of skin cancer lesions in the earliest stages. More intense treatment alternatives are necessary for advanced stages of the disease. When you have yearly skin cancer screenings, you are more likely to spare yourself the complications that come with skin cancer in a severe form.
Schedule Your Yearly Skin Cancer Screening Today
If you haven’t scheduled your annual exam for skin cancer, make an appointment at Rao Dermatology now. A screening is a preventative measure that can ensure your skin is healthy. If there are any problems, you can address them immediately. Spare yourself the possibility of disfiguring scars or a disease that can be life-threatening. It only takes a little bit of your time and will offer you priceless returns. We have offices in Manhattan, Woodbridge, Atlantic Highlands, Fresno and Hanford. Contact us today to schedule a skin cancer screening.