Tag Archives: Screening

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Regular Skin Exams: Who Needs Them?

There are not firm consensus guidelines on how frequently to screen for skin cancer, but in general, every adult should have a baseline exam and individuals with risk factors for melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancers should be screened at least annually. Risk factors include personal medical history or family history of skin cancer, certain physical […]

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How Early in Life Should Skin Cancer Screening Begin?

If you have a family history of melanoma it’s never too early to get a baseline skin exam by a board certified dermatologist. Anyone who has atypical moles, spots that are new or changing, or medical issues such as immunosuppression, should be seen right away for a skin check. Primary doctors may refer you for […]

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