Skin Cancer Screening
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so skin cancer screenings can also reveal much about your overall health and well-being. Covering 18 square feet and weighing 7 pounds on the average adult, your skin is the waterproof barrier that protects your body from dirt, bacteria and harmful substances, and also helps to regulate your body temperature.
Dermatologists and their professional assistants are trained to catch the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer; pre-cancers, basal cell cancers, squamous cell cancers and malignant melanoma. A good way to ensure early detection of these concerns is with an annual full body skin cancer screening examination by a Dermatologist at Trillium Creek Dermatology.
What to Expect
During your skin cancer screening exam, a Trillium Creek Dermatology skin expert will check every part of your body — including your head, nose, ears, breast, groin, buttocks, and toes. Your Dermatologist will be looking for discolored areas, bumps, unusually shaped freckles, and spots with irregular borders. Full body exams are especially important for people who work outdoors.
Most skin conditions, if caught early, are 100% curable. If an area or bump looks suspicious, it will be biopsied through a simple procedure of numbing it and then shaving off a portion to send to a laboratory. Patients with a biopsy of proven skin cancers on the head and neck are referred to Dr. Bryan Baillis at the Mohs Skin Cancer Center at Trillium Creek Dermatology.
The entire skin cancer screening procedure takes only 15 minutes — and that 15 minutes may save your life.
Call today to schedule your skin cancer screening
Compassion When You Need It Most
At Trillium Creek Dermatology, we understand that a skin cancer diagnosis can be life-changing. That’s why we take a caring, compassionate approach to skin cancer screening tests, treatment and Mohs surgery. When you come to our state-of-the-art facilities, we’ll take the time to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have. And our dedicated staff will be at your service before, during, and after your treatment.
We also realize that some clients may have initial concerns that a skin exam may be embarrassing, however, our professional staff will put you at ease and female patients can specifically request that a female Dermatologist conducts their examination.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Cancer
At what age does skin cancer typically occur?
Can a dermatologist tell if you have skin cancer?
Can a dry patch of skin be cancer?
Can a skin cancer look like a pimple?
Can laser remove skin cancer?
Can skin cancer go away by itself?
Can skin cancer kill you?
Can skin cancer show up suddenly?
Can you have skin cancer for years and not know?
Can you spread skin cancer by picking it?
Do you see an oncologist for skin cancer?
Does skin cancer hurt to the touch?
Does skin cancer show up in blood work?
Does sunscreen stop skin cancer?
How can you tell if a spot is skin cancer?
How common is non melanoma skin cancer?
How do dermatologists remove skin cancer?
How do doctors check for skin cancer?
How do they remove skin cancer from scalp?
How does skin cancer start?
How fast does skin cancer spread?
How is skin cancer prevented?
How long after sunburn does skin cancer develop?
How long does it take to remove skin cancer?
Is Skin Cancer raised or flat?
Is there a difference between skin cancer and melanoma?
Should skin cancer be removed?
What are the odds of surviving skin cancer?
What happens if skin cancer goes undetected?
What happens if you have skin cancer?
What skin cancer looks like when it starts?
What Skin Cancer Looks Like?
Where is skin cancer most commonly found on the body?
Frequently Asked Questions About Melasma
Can liver problems cause melasma?
Can low progesterone cause melasma?
Can melasma appear suddenly?
Can Melasma be caused by stress?
Can Melasma be treated with laser?
Can vitamin C treat melasma?
Does exfoliating help melasma?
Does retinol help melasma?
Does vitamin C serum help melasma?
Does Vitamin E help melasma?
How can I permanently remove melasma from my face?
How can I reduce melasma pigmentation naturally?
How can I treat melasma at home?
How do I fix melasma on my face?
How do you get rid of stubborn melasma?
How long does it take for melasma to fade?
Is melasma and freckles the same?
Is melasma cancerous?
Is melasma caused by estrogen or progesterone?
Should I see a dermatologist for melasma?