Skin Cancer Screenings

Dermatologists & Mohs Surgeons & Laser Specialists located in Teaneck and Saddle River, NJ
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Skin Cancer Screenings services offered in Teaneck and Saddle River, NJ

Skin cancer screenings help find cancerous lesions during the early stages when it’s easier to treat. Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center is on a mission to provide the best possible skin cancer care through early diagnosis, advanced prevention methods, and the most effective treatments. To find out more about skin cancer screenings, call the nearest office in Teaneck or Saddle River, New Jersey, or schedule your screening online today.

 

Skin Cancer Screenings Q & A

What are skin cancer screenings?

Skin cancer screenings are a visual exam of your skin completed by a health professional. 

Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center specializes in skin cancer detection and treatment. The practice has state-of-the-art technology for the early detection and prevention of skin cancer. 

They also have dermatologists with Mohs surgery training, an advanced surgical dermatology treatment for skin cancer.

Finding skin cancer during the early stages increases your chances of a full recovery. 

When do I need skin cancer screenings?

You need skin cancer screenings if you have any unusual growths on your skin. This includes bumps, atypical moles, or scaly patches of skin. 

You also need skin cancer screenings if you’re at risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer risk factors include:

  • Light skin tone
  • Blue or green eyes
  • Blond or red hair
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • Personal history of skin cancer
  • History of sunburn
  • Repeated sun exposure 

Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center also recommends scheduling a skin cancer screening if you have a lot of moles, new moles, or changing moles. Most moles are harmless, but if you have a mole that’s irregular in shape or color, then you need to have it checked out.

Atypical moles are signs of melanoma.

What happens during skin cancer screenings?

Skin cancer screenings at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center are thorough skin exams. After you change into your exam gown, your dermatologist carefully evaluates your skin, starting at the scalp and slowly working towards the bottom of your feet.

They make a note of your moles and other skin growths. 

Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center also uses a dermatoscope when evaluating your skin for cancer. This device has a polarized light that magnifies the skin, making it easier for the dermatologist to find abnormalities.

What happens after skin cancer screenings?

After your skin cancer screening, your dermatologist reviews their findings with you. If they find any suspicious growths, they may recommend immediate removal so they can send it to the pathology lab to confirm or rule out cancer. 

Skin cancer screenings are preventive exams that protect your health. Call Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center or schedule your skin cancer screening online today.

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