During the dermatological visit, I carefully examine the patient's skin, paying particular attention to growths, moles, and dry patches. If find something that looks like skin cancer, I will remove part or all of it and send it to a lab for testing.
The good news is that most skin cancers are completely curable, but early detection and treatment are key. For this reason, you need to do a monthly self-check, looking for changes to your skin such as irregular moles, especially those that evolve or bleed, and at least once a year, schedule a full body check with the dermatologist.
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Spinocellular carcinoma
- Other types of skin cancer