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Approximately five million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the United States. The best preventative measure is an annual skin screening with a board-certified dermatologist. If detected and treated early, skin cancer is 100% curable. If you notice any new moles or any changes to existing moles on your skin, it’s crucial to make an appointment for a screening immediately.
MOST COMMON TYPES OF SKIN CANCER
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
Both basal and squamous cell carcinomas are found in areas that are exposed to the sun, including the face, ears, chest, hands and neck, but can also appear on other areas. These types of skin cancers can look like scaly patches, red spots, red bumps that won’t go away, flesh-hued bumps, an open sore that does not heal, hard red bumps with scaling or crusting, or a pimple that does not heal.
SKIN CANCER REMOVAL
During your appointment, one of our board-certified dermatologists will evaluate your skin to determine if any areas may need to be biopsied. If your results come back positive, then we will discuss your surgical options with you.
Early detection of a skin cancer spot on the skin can save lives. Be especially watchful for any of the following changes to moles on your body: changes in size, changes in color, changes in shape or if mole starts to bleed, itch or ooze.
SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS
If you are concerned about an area of your skin or are due for an annual skin screening, make an appointment with a dermatologist at Juvly Aesthetics and dermatology today.
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