What to expect during a skin cancer screening with Remington Laser Dermatology Centre
At Remington Laser Dermatology Centre, we believe that every patient should look and feel their best each and every day. With cosmetic and clinical services available, seeking treatment is easy. Drs. Todd and Kent Remington offer important screenings that should be performed on an annual basis. Skin cancer screening is often overlooked but incredibly important for patients in and around the community of Calgary, AB.
What is skin cancer?
With routine exposure of sunlight, skin can develop cancerous cells which can become a serious problem. Skin cancer is one of the more common types of cancers, but is also the easiest to diagnose and treat if caught in the early stages. Skin cancer affects the largest organ of the body, and can provide visual signs. Patients who have moles that are changing in shape, size, and color may want to be examined for skin cancer. Patients who have skin cancer may also notice other skin growths or wounds that do not heal as they should.
How can I find out if I have skin cancer?
Patients with unusual skin growths or changes in their moles will want to schedule an appointment as soon as possible with a dermatologist for an evaluation. If the area looks suspicious, the doctor will perform a biopsy, where a sample of the growth is removed and sent to a laboratory for further examination. If skin cancer cells are present, the doctor will discuss treatment options with the patient.
What can I expect during my skin cancer screening?
Patients are advised to schedule a yearly visit at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre for full a full evaluation known as a skin cancer screening. During this appointment, the doctor will examine the patient carefully from head to toe to look for signs of possible skin cancer. Any areas of concern are biopsied and tested to check for cancerous cells. The appointment can take approximately one hour or less to complete.
Schedule your skin cancer screening today!
Patients in the area of Calgary, AB interested in having a skin cancer screening performed are welcome to book their appointment with the front office team of Remington Laser Dermatology Centre. Drs. Todd and Kent Remington are available to assist new and existing patients of the area. Call our office today!
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