ROUTINE SKIN CHECKS
Did you know that it’s recommend you get your skin checked professionally every 12 months to ensure healthy skin?
The physician team at Pace Dermatology have advanced training in the area of skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. We use the latest methods of care, including localized therapies and surgery, as needed, to remove skin cancer. If you suspect you may have skin cancer, you can expect personalized care from an understanding and compassionate medical team; this is what we specialize in.
WHY ARE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS IMPORTANT?
One million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with the various forms of skin cancer every year. Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color. Melanoma rates have doubled in the U.S. between 1982 and 2011. While melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas can be very disfiguring. The survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 99 percent.
Now you can see the logic behind yearly skin cancer screenings with the team at Pace Dermatology. The key is to catch any skin cancer, but particularly melanoma, early. That’s why it is wise to have your skin checked yearly. People who are at higher risk for melanoma (see risk factors) or who have already had melanoma should have their skin checked twice yearly.