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Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer Screenings services offered in Oviedo, Orlando, Lake Mary and Casselberry, FL

Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin cancer screenings can save your life. For decades, the team at Orlando Dermatology Center in Oviedo, Orlando, and Lake Mary, Florida, has been providing expert skin care for those living in and around Central Florida. Committed to providing thorough, patient-centered care, the experienced team performs skin cancer screenings. Call the office near you today or book your skin cancer screening online.

Skin Cancer Screenings Q&A

Why do I need skin cancer screenings? 

You need skin cancer screenings because skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. About 9,500 people in the US are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. 

Skin cancer screenings find cancerous lesions during the early stages before you have symptoms, increasing your chances of a full recovery. 

Orlando Dermatology Center has been providing outstanding dermatological care for decades. They know how much Floridians love spending time in the sun and want to keep you healthy. They offer skin cancer screenings to find and treat skin cancer before it turns into a more serious health concern.

When should I schedule skin cancer screenings?

You should schedule a skin cancer screening if you have concerns about skin cancer or you have abnormal skin growth. Any unusual growth, a new mole, or a changing mole needs an evaluation.

Anyone can develop skin cancer, but you’re at greater risk if you have:

  • Naturally light-colored hair 
  • Light eyes
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • History of a bad sunburn
  • Pale skin that doesn’t tan
  • Several small moles

You should also schedule a skin cancer screening if you spend a lot of time out in the sun. 

What can I expect during skin cancer screenings?

You can expect a thorough and patient-centered skin cancer screening at Orlando Dermatology Center. Your dermatologist first asks about your concerns and reviews your medical and family history. 

Then, they examine every inch of your skin from the top of your scalp to the bottom of your feet, looking for abnormal skin lesions. The team also does mole mapping, creating a chart of your moles so they can monitor changes over time. 

If they find a suspicious growth, the team removes it and sends it to the in-house histopathology lab for testing. 

How often do I need skin cancer screenings?

The recommended frequency of your skin cancer screenings depends on your risk factors. The team at Orlando Dermatology Center advises you to do your own self-skin exam once a month. Being familiar with your skin makes it easier for you to spot irregularities.

You may benefit from annual skin cancer screenings. The team may have you come in more frequently for skin checks if they have concerns about certain growths.

Call Orlando Dermatology Center today or schedule your skin cancer screening online.