Skin Cancer Screenings at Certified Dermatology

Skin cancer can take a variety of forms and can appear on various parts of the body. While it is most common in areas that are consistently exposed to the sun’s UV rays, the truth is that skin cancer can form just about anywhere on the human body. It can be difficult to detect on your own, which is why we recommend coming in for annual skin cancer screenings with the experts here at Certified Dermatology. We have offices located all throughout the state of New Jersey, making it easy and convenient for you to set up a visit and attain clarity and peace of mind when it comes to the presence of skin cancer. Are you interested in learning more about skin cancer screenings at Certified Dermatology? Take a look at our locations page and reach out to the Certified Dermatology office setting that is most convenient for you and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial appointment today.

When to Consider Skin Cancer Screenings

If you’re over the age of 35, we recommend visiting a Certified Dermatology location at least once per year to have your skin routinely examined. Skin cancer can develop quietly, and is almost always able to be completely excised when it is spotted early on. This makes regular skin cancer screenings an important tool for just about any adult.

We also recommend coming in for a skin cancer screening if you have noticed the presence of one or more atypical moles on your body. While most moles have a consistent set of characteristics, atypical moles can sometimes indicate the presence of skin cancer, in which case it is vital that you have the area checked and potentially treated as soon as possible.

We recommend coming in for a skin cancer screening if you have noticed the following characteristics in your moles:

  • Asymmetrical borders that don’t align on either side of the mole
  • Irregular or jagged borders or edges
  • Multiple shades of color
  • Dark shades of brown and black
  • Large diameter
  • Changing qualities over time

Understanding Mole Urgency

If you spot an asymmetrical mole, should you immediately visit us for a skin cancer screening? In most cases, the answer is yes. The following information can help you assess the level of urgency that may be presented by the presence of an atypical mole.

Mild

Moles with mild urgency generally show small changes over time. It’s important that we keep an eye on these moles to ensure that they do not present a problem in the future.

Moderate

These moles are less common. If you notice a mole that displays notably changing characteristics over time, our team can assess the risk level.

Severe

Moles with severe urgency tend to be more concerning and should be examined as quickly as possible. These moles might need to be removed quickly. Our team can help you understand the right course of action during your initial appointment.

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Find the Peace of Mind You Deserve

Even when a skin cancer screening doesn’t turn up any results, it’s important to enjoy sustained peace of mind and know that you’re healthy and free from skin cancer. Patients who lead active lifestyles that are consistently out in the sun are at increased risk for skin cancer, and we recommend examining yourself on a regular basis to ensure that you’re healthy and cancer-free. Interested in learning more about what Certified Dermatology can do for you? Take a look at our locations page and reach out to the office that’s most convenient for you. We have locations all throughout New Jersey, and a member of our team will be happy to help you set up your initial appointment.

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