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Skin Cancer Screening

Skin Cancer Screening services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY

Skin Cancer Screening services offered in the greater Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY area

Skin cancer is a common condition that affects about one in five Americans. At NY Partners Dermatology in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, board-certified dermatologist Sarah Siu, MD, and her team offer skin cancer screenings to detect and treat cancerous tissues before they become severe or life-threatening. Schedule an evaluation at NY Partners Dermatology by phone or online today.

What is skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer screening at NY Partners Dermatology involves diagnostic procedures that allow the dermatology team to detect and treat cancer before it causes problems for your health. It’s an important screening tool that decreases your chance of serious or expensive complications. 

The NY Partners Dermatology experts are highly skilled in skin cancer detection and treatments. 

What are the common forms of skin cancer?

Some of the most common skin cancers include:

Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma often appears on sun-exposed areas of your skin, such as your hands, ears, and face. However, it can appear on any part of the body. 

Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma also typically appears on sun-exposed tissues, including the skin on your face or neck. 

Melanoma

Melanoma is a more dangerous form of skin cancer that may develop from an existing or new mole. It can appear on your face, trunk, palms, soles, under your nails, or the lower legs. It affects people of all skin tones.

Who is a candidate for skin cancer screening?

Signs and symptoms of skin cancer include:

  • Waxy or pearly bumps
  • Bleeding or scabbing sores
  • Scar-like lesions
  • Brown or flesh-colored lesions
  • Red firm nodules
  • Scaly, flat, or crusted lesions
  • Brown spot with dark specks
  • Moles that change in size or color
  • Moles that bleed
  • Lesions with irregular borders
  • Itching or burning lesions
  • Dark lesions

Any time you develop new or unusual skin changes, see the NY Partners Dermatology for an evaluation. 

What happens during skin cancer screening?

During skin cancer screening, your dermatology specialist discusses your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. They examine your skin for signs of cancer and may take a skin biopsy, a sample of skin they send to a lab for analysis.

What can I expect after skin cancer screening?

After your provider has the results of skin cancer screening, they discuss them with you. You might need to have additional tissues removed. If the cancer has spread to other areas of your body, the NY Partners Dermatology team refers you to another specialist.

It’s vital to protect your skin from the sun using sunscreen or protective clothing and check your skin regularly at home for new or unusual changes. See your dermatologist at the first sign of possible skin cancer. 

Schedule skin cancer screenings at NY Partners Dermatology by phone or online today.