Schedule a Skin Cancer Screening Near Memphis
Your skin is your largest organ and one of the most vulnerable since it is exposed to the world. Protect it by getting in the habit of checking yourself for unusual marks and visiting a dermatologist whenever you suspect something might be wrong. It’s also a good idea to have yourself examined annually as part of your typical health check-ups.
Schedule a skin cancer screening near Memphis at Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates, P.C. for peace of mind and early detection.
What Is a Skin Cancer Screening?
A skin cancer screening is an evaluation by a dermatologist or dermatologic surgeon. Our medical professionals will examine your skin for any suspicious moles or growths that might indicate melanoma or another type of cancer. We check all areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun, looking for the “ABCDE” 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.
E: Evolving or changing lesion.
On this page, you can see an example picture of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Note the color changes and irregular border. If you believe you have a spot like this, call 1-901-753-0168 to schedule a skin cancer check appointment with us as soon as possible. We will determine whether the spot is cancerous and which—if any—skin cancer treatment is most appropriate.
Our clinic is located at 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN 38018. If we’re too distant from your location, you can find a dermatologist near you at AAD.org.