Cancer skin screening

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The Fort Myers and Naples dermatologists at Harris will inadvertently screen you on most every visit. However, we encourage our patients to come in every two years for a scheduled screening.

What is a Skin Cancer Screening?

A skin cancer screening is a visual inspection of your skin by a medical professional. No blood work is conducted at a skin cancer screening.

Who is at Risk for Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer will affect 1 in 5 Americans, and more than 3.5 million new cases in 2 million people are diagnosed each year. People of all colors and races can get skin cancer. There are many different types of skin cancer, including actinic keratoses (AK), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. BCC and SCC are the most common forms of skin cancer, but melanoma is the most deadly. With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for BCC and SCC is about 95 percent. When melanoma is detected before it spreads, it also has a high cure rate. Regular self-skin exams and a yearly examination at Harris Dermatology will help people find early skin cancers.

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As always, the safety and health of our patients and our staff is our # 1 priority.

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