Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin cancer screenings, available with our board-certified dermatologists, are a vital part of keeping healthy. Skin cancers most commonly are caused by cumulative sun exposure over the course of our lives. Over 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, including an estimated 120,000 cases of malignant melanoma, approximately 400,000 cases of squamous cell carcinoma and over 500,000 cases of basal cell carcinoma. Annual skin cancer screenings are a way to identify skin cancers in their earliest stages, thus allowing your dermatologist to implement treatment with the goal of a cure. Patients are also advised to watch their own skin regularly for any changes or symptoms. In addition, daily use of SPF 30 or greater is advised to prevent both skin cancer and photoaging, which leads to the formation of wrinkles, sagging, and brown spots.