Skin cancer is one of the most recurrent forms of cancer across the country today. Studies from the Skin Cancer Foundation have found that 1 out of every 5 people in the U.S. will contract a form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Since skin cancer comes in numerous forms, it can be difficult to identify what may or may not be a potential threat on your own.
Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery is the premier destination for a wide range of dermatological services including skin cancer screening. Led by Dr. Stephan Greenberg, a nationally renowned cosmetic plastic surgeon, Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery delivers compassionate care and the latest, most effective dermatology treatments to improve the aesthetic and health of your skin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at your earliest convenience!
How can skin cancer be prevented?
Unlike other forms of cancer, skin cancer has known causes. One of the most common causes of skin cancer is exposure to harsh ultraviolet rays (UV rays) when outsider under the sun. Skin cancer can also run down the line of one’s family history. To best prevent skin cancer, Dr. Greenberg and his team recommend:
- Avoiding extended periods of sun exposure, specifically during midday hours
- Wearing clothes that cover commonly exposed areas to sunlight including your arms and legs
- Applying sunscreen before spending time outdoors
If you have discovered an abnormality in your skin, Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery offers skin cancer screenings to best shed clarity and determine a course of action, if necessary.
What can be expected from a skin cancer screening?
During a skin cancer screening, your skin will be closely and carefully examined for possible signs of cancer such as basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and melanoma. Patients should expect to have not only typical areas examined such as the arms and legs, but other areas that may be exposed to sunlight including the ears, feet, scalp, neck, and more. For those who wear nail polish, we recommend removing it prior to your appointment since skin cancer can also develop within nails. The duration of your skin cancer screening will vary from others.
The most effective way to treat skin cancer is catching it in its early stages. If you discover a skin abnormality, take the first step in identifying and treating it by contacting us today to schedule your consultation.