Skin Cancer Screening Sarasota FL
Skin Cancer Screening for Residents of Sarasota, FL & Surrounding Communities
Skin cancer screening is one of the many services available at Dermatology Associates in Sarasota, Florida. Our board-certified dermatologists are highly experienced in performing screenings that can detect cancerous growths on the skin in primary stages before other noticeable symptoms appear. Early detection is important, as cancer in its initial stages can be more easily treated and cured.
At Dermatology Associates, our screening process involves a physical inspection of your skin. If we find any questionable growths or moles, we may perform a biopsy to determine if the growth is cancerous. There are several types of skin cancer that we provide screening for, including:
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) – The most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma may appear as a reddish pimple or a flat patch.
- Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) – The second most common skin cancer, this growth on the outer layer of the skin may look like a red scaly patch or growth that’s crusty, painful, and prone to bleeding.
- Melanoma – A less common but more serious form of skin cancer, melanoma resembles a black or brown mole.
Additionally, our skin cancer screening services can detect actinic keratosis (AK), which is a pre-cancerous growth that may produce a lesion or scaly skin, and dysplastic nevi (DN), an atypical mole that is similar in appearance to melanoma, but benign in nature.
When you visit one of our offices in the Sarasota, FL, area for a skin cancer screening, you’ll know you’re in good hands. At Dermatology Associates, our board-certified physicians will take the time to communicate with you fully, answer all of your questions, and provide any information you may need. In the event that a screening does reveal a cancerous growth, we also provide a range of skin cancer treatment options right in our own facilities, including Mohs surgery and PhotoDynamic Therapy™.
Whether you’ve noticed a growth that you’d like to have examined, or you’d just like to have a general screening, you can rely on the knowledgeable dermatologists at Dermatology Associates to provide screening, diagnosis, and treatment services. We encourage you to contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Sarasota, FL, or a nearby location for a skin cancer screening or to address any other skin care concerns you may have.