Skin Cancer Check
Check Your Skin For Change
The abnormal development of skin cells is known as skin cancer, usually from prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Skin cancer can also develop on parts of your skin that are not normally exposed to the sun. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are the three most common kinds of skin cancer.
Skin cancer check is done by our dermatologist using a dermascope. A dermascope is a special magnifying glass with light specially made to check the skin. The dermatologist will go through the full body to check for benign (not harmful) and malignant (cancer) tumors. A skin check will take around 30-60 minutes.
The dermatologist can offer to remove lesions from different parts of the body. Before removing any lesion, the dermatologist will let you know the advantages and disadvantages and if there are any complications. She will also go through the recovery time and price. The price depends on the method used.
Biopsies are done to make sure if a tumor is benign (not harmful) or malignant (cancer). All samples from biopsies are sent to a lab for testing.
Symptoms of Common Skin Cancers
A change in your skin is the most common sign of skin cancer. It could present as a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal, or a change in appearance of your mole. Common symptoms of each type of skin cancer are: