Regular cancer screenings are the best way to monitor changes in your skin. Visit Lotus Dermatology at one of their locations in Spring Hill, Brooksville, or Homosassa, Florida to schedule a visit with a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Rishi Patel and Dr. Utpal Patel offer routine skin cancer screenings and a wide range of treatments for cancer removal. Click to book an appointment or call the office to schedule today.
A regular skin cancer screen with a trained dermatologist is the best way to prevent skin cancer. Dr. Rishi Patel and Dr. Utpal Patel use this screening appointment to determine if you have any suspicious moles, freckles, or spots that may be cancerous or precancerous.
Even if you appear to have healthy skin, it’s critical to have an annual exam with expert dermatologists like Dr. R. Patel and Dr. U. Patel.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and can affect you regardless of your skin type. With early detection, it’s possible to prevent skin cancer from becoming dangerous or deadly.
Since skin cancer spots aren't always noticeable to the naked eye, a regular, thorough exam at Lotus Dermatology ensures you maintain your skin health at any age.
Before your exam, Dr. R. Patel or Dr. U. Patel might ask if you have specific concerns about an area of your skin. Next, they perform a full-body skin check, looking for moles, freckles, lumps, or lesions that could be cancerous or precancerous. If they find a suspicious area, they might use a dermatoscope to scrutinize your skin.
The full exam generally takes about 10 minutes or less.
After your exam, Dr. R. Patel or Dr. U. Patel recommends the next steps. If you don’t have problem areas on your skin, you can schedule a screening for next year. If there is a suspicious spot or mole, they might ask you to schedule an appointment to collect a tissue sample for a biopsy (sometimes this procedure can be performed during the same appointment).
Once the results of your biopsy are available, Dr. R. Patel or Dr. U. Patel contacts you to discuss further action.
While skin cancer screenings might make you feel scared, it’s better to know early if you have a problem than to wait until it gets worse. The team at Lotus Dermatology offers compassionate, education-based care for women, men, and children. Contact them today for a thorough skin cancer screening.