Skin Cancer Screening Palmetto FL
Skin Cancer Screening Information for Residents of Palmetto, FL
Skin cancer screening is recommended for individuals in Palmetto, Florida, who are at a high risk of developing skin cancer. This includes individuals who have a lighter skin tone, blond or red hair, skin that burns easily, or a family or personal history of skin cancer. Those who tan frequently or otherwise are exposed to UV rays in excess may be more prone to developing skin cancer as well. Additionally, individuals who have noticed an unusual mole or spot on the skin are encouraged to have it checked out by a dermatologist.
Dermatology Associates is proud to offer comprehensive skin care services to residents of Palmetto, FL, and all nearby areas. Our team of board-certified dermatologists is highly experienced in providing skin cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment services for our patients. Our screening services involve an inspection of your skin for any abnormal growths that may indicate cancer. If we do identify a questionable growth, we will likely perform a biopsy to determine if it contains cancerous cells.
At Dermatology Associates we see and treat different types of skin cancers, including:
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) – This is the most common form of skin cancer, often resembling a red pimple or a flat patch.
- Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) – This is the second most common skin cancer, which may be painful and appear as a scaly or crusty patch that is prone to bleeding.
- Melanoma – This is a more serious but less common skin cancer that resembles a black or brown mole.
- Actinic keratosis (AK) and dysplastic nevi (DN) – These are pre-cancerous growths that can also be detected through our screening services.
If you would like to schedule a skin cancer screening or learn more about our other skin care services, contact Dermatology Associates today. We have several convenient office locations and can help you find the one nearest you in Palmetto, FL.