Skin Cancer Screening

A skin cancer screening is a visual inspection of your skin by a Dermatologist. No blood work is conducted at a screening. Screenings take approximately 15 minutes, at your screening, your doctor will assess your skin type and family history to determine your susceptibility to developing skin cancer.

Then, they will conduct a head-to-toe, full-body examination to look for any suspicious moles or growths that could indicate a cancerous or pre-cancerous condition. The Doctor will use a dermatoscope, a hand-held device that enables a deeper look into the skin, to aid in the diagnosis of suspicious lesions.

If cancer is suspected, the doctor will explain the simple, in-office procedures available to biopsy or remove the lesion. The specimen will then be sent to a laboratory and read by a dermatopathologist. If necessary, the doctor will communicate with the dermatopathologist to format a more concise diagnosis and treatment plan. The doctor will discuss with you all treatment options available if further treatment is needed.