Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer Screenings services offered in Huntington Beach, CA

Finding skin cancer during the early stages improves your chances of a full recovery. At California Dermatology Physicians in Huntington Beach, California, Joseph Sedrak, MD, and Laura Cohen, MD, provide skin cancer screenings to check your skin and make recommendations to keep you healthy and well. Call or schedule your skin cancer screening using the online booking button today.

What are skin cancer screenings?

Skin cancer screenings are a tool health care providers use to look for skin cancer during the early stages. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Regular skin cancer screenings can help find abnormal growths before they turn into serious health problems.

Who needs skin cancer screenings?

Everyone needs skin cancer screenings. You can do your own skin cancer screening at home. In fact, regular scans of your skin familiarize you with what’s normal, making it easier for you to spot abnormal growths.

You should schedule a skin cancer screening with the experts at California Dermatology Physicians if you’re at greater risk of developing skin cancer. Some of the risk factors for skin cancer include having:

  • Fair skin, light eyes, or light hair
  • A family history of skin cancer
  • A history of severe sunburn with blisters
  • Frequent exposure to the sun
  • Pale skin that burns or freckles in the sun

However, anyone can benefit from a professional skin cancer screening at California Dermatology Physicians, even those without risk factors for these common types of cancer. 

What can I expect during skin cancer screenings?

You can expect a thorough evaluation during your skin cancer screening at California Dermatology Physicians. Your dermatologist first reviews your health and family history and asks about sun exposure and history of sunburns.

Then, after you change into an exam gown, they closely evaluate every inch of your skin from head-to-toe. They make careful notes as they go, marking down areas where you may have growths of concern.

They use these notes to monitor changes at your next skin cancer screening.

What happens after skin cancer screenings?

After your skin cancer screening at California Dermatology Physicians, your dermatologist discusses the findings with you and makes recommendations. 

If they find any abnormal skin growths, they may remove them and send the tissue sample to the pathology lab for further evaluation. 

Your dermatologist may also have you come back so they can monitor any growths of concern and take action if these growths change over time.

Skin cancer screenings can save your life. Call California Dermatology Physicians or schedule your screening online today.

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