Skin Cancer Screening

Skin Cancer Screening service offered in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, UT

Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer screening looks for cancer before you have symptoms, increasing your chances of a full recovery. At Central Utah Dermatology in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, Utah, the team includes experts in skin cancer who perform skin cancer screenings. Central Utah Dermatology is the only practice in the area with the newest skin cancer screening technology. Call the nearest office or book a visit online today.

Skin Cancer Screening Q & A

What is skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer screening is a tool health professionals use to find cancer during the early stages before you show any signs or symptoms. By the time you have cancer symptoms, it’s possible your cancer has spread to other areas of the body, making it harder to treat. 

The purpose of cancer screening is to find cancer when it’s easier to treat, increasing your chances of a complete recovery.

Healthcare providers perform many types of cancer screenings. The team at Central Utah Dermatology does skin cancer screenings using the latest technology. 

When do I need skin cancer screening?

The team at Central Utah Dermatology can explain when you need skin cancer screening during a dermatology appointment. Currently, there are no set screening recommendations for skin cancer. However, you should do your own skin self-exams starting at 18.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Regularly examining your own skin makes you familiar with what’s normal so you can spot abnormalities quickly and schedule a professional skin cancer screening at Central Utah Dermatology

You also need professional skin cancer screening if you have a personal or family history of skin cancer, a history of bad sunburn, or you spend a lot of time in the sun. 

There’s no wrong time to schedule a skin cancer screening. If you have concerns about skin cancer, schedule an appointment with the experts at Central Utah Dermatology.

What happens during a skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer screenings at Central Utah Dermatology are thorough and quick, taking about 15 minutes. 

After you change into an exam gown, your provider closely examines your skin, starting with the top of your head and working their way down until they reach the bottom of your feet. 

Central Utah Dermatology uses advanced screening tools to find abnormal skin lesions that need further testing. 

What happens if the dermatologist finds a suspicious skin lesion?

If your provider at Central Utah Dermatology finds a suspicious-looking skin lesion during your cancer screening, they may remove the growth or schedule an appointment to remove it.

After taking out the skin lesion, they send it to the pathology lab for analysis and contact you when they get the results.

To schedule your skin cancer screening, call the nearest Central Utah Dermatology office or book a visit online today.