Why do I need a skin exam?
- Dermatologists have special training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Prevention is a key component to keeping your skin healthy.
- A skin exam is highly recommended annually with one of our board-certified dermatologists or physician assistants to evaluate and monitor moles, changing lesions, or growths. Often times, precancerous skin cells, or even beginning stages of skin cancers may look like just a scab, or something innocent, which is why an expert evaluation is valuable, as there are many misconceptions about what is cause for concern.
- Skin cancers can appear in places that are hard for us to see, and in places that we may least expect. For instance, Bob Marley died of melanoma of the toe! If you have a history of skin cancer or numerous moles, it is important to get your skin checked often. The provider will let you know how often they need to see you for proper monitoring. Any other issues of concern regarding hair, skin, and nails can also be discussed during your annual skin check.
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