Skin Cancer Screenings Specialist

Skin Cancer Screenings

Safeguard Your Skin: Full-Body Skin Cancer Screenings in North Richland Hills

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, affecting one out of every three people in the state of Texas. Focused on prevention, the board-certified dermatologists at Northstar Dermatology in North Richland Hills perform full-body skin cancer screenings. Finding cancerous skin lesions early increases your chances of a complete recovery. Call the office or use online scheduling to book your skin cancer screening today.

Northstar Dermatology:
Dermatology located in North Richland Hills, TX. Also serving Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and Fort Worth, TX.

Skin Cancer Screenings
Q & A

What Is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is an abnormal growth that occurs in your skin cells. There are many types of skin cancer. However, some types are more common than others, including:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma

Basal and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer and tend to grow slowly. Melanoma, on the other hand, grows quickly and is the deadliest type of skin cancer.

More than 1 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. Skin cancer screenings at Northstar Dermatology may help find cancerous lesions during the early stages when treatment is most effective.
Who Needs Skin Cancer Screenings?
Everyone benefits from skin cancer screenings. However, you should schedule a comprehensive, head-to-toe skin cancer screening at Northstar Dermatology if you’re at greater risk of developing skin cancer.

Skin cancer risk factors include:

  • Light skin tone
  • Blue or green eyes
  • Red or blonde hair
  • History of frequent sunburns
  • Excessive amount of time spent in the sun
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • Personal history of skin cancer
  • Freckled skin
  • Numerous moles

You may also benefit from skin cancer screenings at Northstar Dermatology if your skin burns easily.
What Happens During Skin Cancer Screenings?

Your skin cancer screening at Northstar Dermatology is a full-body examination focused on preventing and managing skin cancer.

During your skin cancer screening, your dermatologist requests you change into an exam gown. Then, they examine the skin over your entire body, noting the various moles and freckles, as well as abnormal growths and lesions.

What Happens After My Skin Cancer Screening?

After your skin cancer screening, your dermatologist at Northstar Dermatology reviews their findings with you. If abnormal skin lesions were found, they may recommend a biopsy to confirm or rule out skin cancer.

They also talk to you about the preventive measures you can take to protect your skin, including regular use of sunblock, staying out of the sun during peak hours, and keeping your skin covered with clothing, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses.

The dermatologists may also suggest you perform at-home skin screenings so you’re familiar with your skin and can easily identify abnormalities. If you find abnormal skin lesions during a self-exam, Northstar Dermatology recommends you contact the office right away for an evaluation.

Skin cancer screenings can save your life. Call Northstar Dermatology or book an appointment online today.

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