A skin cancer screening is a visual exam of the skin that can be done by one of our skilled healthcare providers. The screening checks the skin for moles, birthmarks, or other marks that are unusual in color, size, shape, or texture. Certain unusual marks may be a sign of skin cancer. It is recommended that skin cancer screenings be done once yearly, unless recommended to come in sooner by a healthcare provider.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. These cancers rarely spread to other parts of the body and are usually curable with treatment such as simple exicision, Mohs micrographic surgery, curettage and electrodessication, and cryosurgery.
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