A full body skin exams is a thorough examination of the entire body for suspicious growths, moles, and lesions. During a full body skin exam, our dermatologist, Dr. Barbara Drozdowski, will examine your entire body, head to toe, for suspicious areas.
The quick and painless procedure is a invaluable tool in the early detection of skin cancer as well as many other dermatological conditions. Regular examinations are recommended and are an essential tool for screening patients for both benign and cancerous growths.
SKIN CANCER SCREENING
One in five people will develop a form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is imperative. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early.
Our full body skin exams will detect common skin cancers including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and melanomas.
WHEN TO GET A SKIN CANCER SCREENING
Any noticable changes to your skin's appearance or suspicious growths or lesions should be immediately checked by a dermatologist. Patients are recommended to get a Full Body Skin exam if they have:
- Suspicious moles or skin lesions
- Symptoms of early skin cancer
- A history of previous skin cancer
- 50 or more moles
- Atypical (unusual) or large moles
- A family history of skin cancer
- A history of multiple or severe sunburns
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
If you have would like to schedule a full body skin exam, we invite you to contact our office by calling (616) 552-8492.
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