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Skin Cancer Screening Specialist

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery in Phoenix, AZ & Sun City West, AZ

Skin Cancer Screening services offered in Phoenix and Sun City West, AZ

Skin cancer is a common form of cancer, but if undetected, it can cause serious health concerns. If you notice any suspicious changes on your skin, the team of medical professionals at Skin & Laser in Phoenix and Sun City West, Arizona, offers skin cancer screenings to help diagnose precancerous and cancerous spots on your body. To book your screening, call or use the online scheduling tool today.

Skin Cancer Screening Q & A

What is skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer screening involves your dermatologist examining your body from head to toe. Even though you can visibly see and notice abnormalities on your skin, your doctor’s knowledge and experience provide a more thorough look.

The exam can feel somewhat embarrassing, but it doesn’t take long, and it’s essential when looking for skin cancer.

Your provider can tell if something doesn’t look right. They check for areas that might be abnormal in size, shape, texture, and color. Regular annual skin cancer screenings can provide early skin cancer detection, making it more possible to cure.

When should I get a skin cancer screening?

The team of dermatologists at Ahwatukee Skin & Laser recommends that you have annual screenings. That way, they can watch for and track any changes in your skin. You should also book an appointment if you notice any abnormalities with your skin, hair, or nails.

Your provider can give you an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan right away, whether you have skin cancer or other medical or cosmetic dermatologic concerns.

What happens after my skin cancer screening?

If your results determine a skin cancer diagnosis after your screening, the Ahwatukee Skin & Laser expert team treats all forms of skin cancer. The highly-trained providers first ensure that you understand your diagnosis and spend time answering your questions.

When discussing treatment options, they choose the most up-to-date, minimally invasive procedures to remove your skin cancer. Treatment options depend on the type of skin cancer you have, how deep it is, how big it is, and its location. 

Skin cancer procedures include:

Surgical excision 

Surgical excisions are the most common form of treatment. Your provider typically removes a football-shaped piece of the area and uses sutures to close it. Your surgeon then sends it to the lab to ensure that all cancer has been removed and clear your margins.

Mohs micrographic surgery

Mohs surgery involves removing the cancer in layers until you only have cancer-free tissue remaining. It provides successful removal with a positive cosmetic outcome.

Other treatment options include immunotherapy, electrodesiccation and curettage (ED&C), cryotherapy, or chemotherapy.

Your provider explains how each method of treatment or surgery works to give you a clear understanding of what to expect.

To schedule your skin cancer screening, call the medical professionals at Ahwatukee Skin & Laser or book your appointment online today.