Get Your Skin Cancer Screening!
Did you know that skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States? While most skin cancers are not aggressive, early detection is critical and can be life-saving. This is especially true for the deadliest form of skin cancer, Malignant Melanoma.
The cause of skin cancer is usually sun exposure over the years, however, certain forms of cancer do tend to run in families. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone have a full body check to screen for skin cancer on an annual basis. This check should be done by a board-certified dermatologist, as other physicians are not trained to diagnose skin cancer.
After your skin cancer screening, you should look yourself over to become familiar with the look of your moles. Then, you should begin your monthly self-checks. If you notice anything new or changing, do not wait for your next annual check, but instead have that spot checked immediately.
When was your last skin cancer screening?