Total-Body Skin Cancer Exam
How to identify one ?
There’s a good chance you know someone who has dealt with skin cancer (one in five Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancers in their lifetime).
Saving lives through early detection and prevention.
It’s important to “spot” melanomas and other skin cancers as soon as possible and treat them with the Best advanced medical methods available.
At Trisha Khanna Dermatology, we have Expert dermatologists for Skin Cancer Treatments.
Melanoma signs to look out for:
Dermatologists at Trisha Khanna Dermatology are experts in spotting early signs of melanoma. But you can also find early signs by paying attention to any changes in your skin, especially if one or more moles change. Here is the self-exam list to follow:
- A is for Asymmetry – One half of the mole does not match the other half.
- B is for Border irregularity – The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.
- C is for Color – The color varies from one area to another. It could be brown or black, or might have patches of pink, red, white or blue.
- D is for Diameter – Melanomas are usually greater than 6 millimeters (the size of a pencil eraser) although they could be smaller.
- E is for Evolving – A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
Key to detect and prevent skin cancer
The key is to take all the steps you can to detect and prevent skin cancer, such as making annual Total-Body Skin Cancer Exams part of your annual healthcare routine. The proper use of an SPF 30 or greater broad-spectrum sunscreen applied at least every two hours, seeking shade whenever possible and wearing protective clothing while in the sun are essential.
Education and checkups are the best way of staying on top of the sun damage to your skin. When caught early and the correct treatment is applied, skin cancer is highly curable.