Your skin is your most extensive organ on your body. You need to make it a top priority and take good care of it. You need to do more than wear sunscreen. You have to be vigilant every day. Be alert about any changes that you may notice with your skin. One of the best moves you can make is to have a skin cancer screening every year. When you are scheduling your annual exams, include this screening at the top of your list. It will pay off when you have healthy skin or you head troubles off at the pass before they turn into a bigger problem.
What Happens During a Skin Cancer Screening?
When you come in for a skin cancer screening, our dermatologist will perform an evaluation from head to toe, including your scalp. The most important part of your skin cancer screening is having a trained professional who will be able to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation.
Our specialist will also know exactly what to look for when it comes to any alerts or potential warning signs on your skin. You can also point out anything that is concerning you. If you have a sore that continues to scab and bleed without ever healing, you should have it examined by a professional. Any moles or growths that are a strange color, are not symmetrical or do not have clear borders are a matter of concern. You can never be too cautious. It’s best to be safe rather than be sorry when it comes to your skin. If you have had skin cancer in the past, expect your visits for a screening to be more often. Our dermatologist will monitor you closely to catch anything before it progresses.
Take the Next Step
If you pass your skin cancer screening with flying colors, you may schedule your next exam for the following year. Continue to take good care of your skin, covering up or using sunscreen when necessary. Pay attention to any changes you may see and follow up with our doctor. If you have a problem during your screening, our dermatologist may recommend a biopsy to test any areas of concern. If you do have skin cancer, you will learn about your options and how you can have your skin cancer treated. You need to have any skin cancer growths treated as soon as possible to avoid the spread of the disease or disfigurement.
Schedule Your Skin Cancer Screening Today
Get in touch with us at Westover Hills Dermatology to book your skin cancer screening at our office in San Antonio. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!