Diagnose skin cancer as early as possible.
Early skin cancer detection is an essential part of patient-centered care. Regular skin health screenings help detect skin cancer before it becomes a problem for you or your loved ones. Henghold Skin Health and Surgery Group believes in providing this service to our clients as a reflection of our commitment to providing the best, cutting-edge treatments to our community. To schedule a skin health screening, give us a call. Make sure to visit our frequently asked questions about skin cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans and is usually caused by an overexposure to ultraviolet light (e.g., sun and tanning beds), although some cancers do occur in areas of the skin not typically exposed to sunlight. There are three common types of skin cancer that we treat at Henghold Skin Health and Surgery Group: Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Basal Cell Carcinoma. Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer and is increasing in frequency at an alarming rate. Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer and can be very disfiguring. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most frequently diagnosed form of skin cancer.
The most common sign is a new lesion that develops suddenly and may be growing, itching, bleeding and/or causing pain, or any change in a preexisting skin lesion. If you see the following irregularities (ABCDE) in current skin lesions, see a dermatologist immediately.
1. Asymmetry - One half is not the "mirror image" of the other
2. Border Irregularity - Notched or ragged edges
3. Color - Multiple colors in the same lesion or a color change in a preexisting lesion
4. Diameter - Bigger than 6 millimeters
5. Evolving - Change in the lesion's color, shape, or size