What's a Skin Cancer Screening?

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We look for the A, B, C, D, E warning signs: 

A=Asymmetric lesion

B=Border is irregular

C=Color is out of step with a person's other moles

D=Diameter of lesion is enlarging, and 

E=Evolving or chaning lesion. 

One or more of these warning signs underscores the need to be seen by a Dermatologists ASAP. 

A Skin Cancer Screening is a check or evaluation of your skin - by a Dermatologist or Dermatologic Surgeon - for suspicious moles or growths - which could be Skin Cancer or Melanoma. 

 We Dermatologists much check all over, at least in areas of the skin that would be exposed to the sun, checking for atypical moles or suspicious growths. What features do we Dermatologists look for?  

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This photo shows a Melanoma, the most dangerous type of Skin Cancer. Note the warning features of Color Changes and irregular Border. 

Getting a Skin Cancer Screening at least once a year is a worthy health goal. Considering calling us at Rheumatology&Dermatology, 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova TN 1-901-753-0168. Or you can find a Dermatologist near you at AAD.org=>Find a Dermatologist.