Patients at high risk for developing melanoma and forms of skin cancer can benefit from periodic screenings.
This includes any patient with:
- A personal history of melanoma
- A family history of melanoma
- A suspicious lesion, mole or spot
- Moderately to severely sun-damaged skin
- Multiple pigmented lesions
|Suraj S.Venna, MD, watches as Gary L. Peck, MD, uses the dermatoscope to examine a patient’s skin.
Each patient receives a thorough evaluation with access to a team of multidisciplinary specialists. What you can expect at your evaluation:
- A dermatologist or dermatologic oncologist reviews each patient’s medical history and performs a physical exam, including dermatoscopy, a microscopic examination of suspicious lesions.
- Biopsies of suspicious lesions are taken and reviewed by a dermatopathologist (a pathologist who specializes in examining tissue samples of the skin for signs of cancer).
- Patients are evaluated by other specialists as needed.
- Digital photographs are taken to monitor patients with multiple suspicious lesions.