Skin cancers — including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma — often start as changes to your skin. They can be new growths or precancerous lesions — changes that are not cancer but could become cancer over time. An estimated 40% to 50% of fair-skinned people who live to be 65 will develop at least one skin cancer. Learn to spot the early warning signs. Skin cancer can be cured if it’s found and treated early.
If one of our doctors detects an area that looks suspicious, the doctor will need to keep a close eye on that area. Your doctor will put you on a follow up program and check on that suspicious area and catch the cancer early in it’s progression.