Nothing is more important than your health. That’s why it’s so important to visit your doctor regularly, especially if you suspect you may have a medical condition.
When it comes to skin cancer, early detection is the key to survival. In the United States alone, 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.
The good news is that treating skin cancer early on, results in a high success rate. Unlike other diseases, skin cancer is easily recognizable so you can conduct self-checks throughout the year in between dermatologist appointments.
Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms of skin cancer:
If you notice any of these signs, please contact Mendelson Dermatology, in Phoenix, to schedule an appointment. Phoenix residents should be especially concerned about skin cancer because of the abundance of sunlight we receive here year-round. The best thing you can do to protect yourself against skin cancer is to wear a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 daily and visit your dermatologist in Phoenix on an annual basis while doing self-checks in between appointments.
At Mendelson Dermatology, our skin cancer detection process is as simple and painfree as can be. It begins with a visual inspection by one of our trained and skilled Phoenix dermatologists. Then, for the most accurate skin cancer detection possible, a biopsy will be performed (if deemed necessary). A biopsy is a skin cancer detection test that involves removing tissue from the body in order to examine it more closely under a microscope. Individual treatment plans are designed once a diagnosis has been determined.
Here at Mendelson Dermatology in Phoenix, we’re experts at examining unusual or changing moles, growths and sun damage. If you’re worried about the health of your skin, give us a call at 602-944-4626 and schedule an appointment with our dermatologists in Phoenix.