Since skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, screenings aren’t a step you should skip. Cochise Oncology performs skin cancer screenings to catch early signs of skin cancer when the condition is most treatable.
What is a Skin Cancer Screening?
Skin cancer screening is a process of examining the skin to detect any signs of skin cancer. It involves thoroughly examining the skin, including the scalp, face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, feet, and nails.
During the appointment, your Cochise Oncology provider may also ask questions about your medical history, including any previous skin cancer diagnoses or treatments and any family history of skin cancer. A skin cancer screening aims to detect any potential skin cancer early on when it is most treatable. If any suspicious lesions or growths are detected during the screening, we may perform a biopsy to determine whether they are cancerous.