Skin Cancer Screening in Frederick, MD
Dermatology Providers at WellAve Look Forward to Helping Treat You. Visit Our Frederick Location for Your Skin Cancer Screening. Types of Skin Cancer Include Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Skin Carcinoma (SCC), and Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC). Call Us for More Details at (240) 215-3287.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and keeping it healthy is an essential part of keeping yourself protected and well as a whole. At WellAve Dermatology in Frederick, MD, we offer comprehensive skin care services to all of our patients, including skin cancer screenings to help with prevention and early detection of the disease. Making time to have your skin checked by a trained dermatology provider on a regular basis can help ensure that any problems are found immediately so that action may be taken as quickly as possible. Early detection can only increase the efficacy of available treatments, so don’t wait to schedule your appointment.
Skin cancer in its many forms is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer for patients in the United States of America. It can range from more mild forms such as merkel cell carcinoma to melanoma, which is the most serious and aggressive form of the disease. At WellAve Dermatology, we are proud to offer skin cancer screenings to patients in Frederick. An initial skin cancer screening is a simple and non-invasive visual inspection of the skin. Your dermatologist will take an up close and personal look at your skin, checking moles and freckles for any irregularities, including abnormal shapes and size increases.
Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is essential to preventing a skin cancer diagnosis in the first place. While other risk factors may contribute to your chances of having the disease, consistently using a high-quality sunscreen and taking other protective measures when you are in direct sunlight can have a huge impact on the likelihood of receiving a skin cancer diagnosis. WellAve Dermatology also advises against the use of indoor tanning beds, as these have been proven to increase the chances of developing skin cancer.
There are many different forms of skin cancer, and they vary in their presentation and the aggressiveness of the disease. If you are faced with a skin cancer diagnosis, no matter what type, it is important to receive treatment as quickly as possible to minimize the chances of it spreading to other parts of your body through a process called metastasizing. At WellAve Dermatology in Frederick, our highly-trained dermatology providers will work with you to determine the best course of treatment once a diagnosis has been made.
A biopsy will be necessary if your dermatology provider suspects skin cancer and will help determine the type. The two most commonly diagnosed kind of skin cancer of squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Both of these types are minimally aggressive and can often be removed without the need for further intervention.
If you live in or around Frederick, MD, and you are interested in receiving a comprehensive skin cancer screening, please call WellAve Dermatology and schedule an appointment today. When you come to WellAve for treatment, you will receive the highest quality care available in a confidential and supportive setting. Our entire staff is dedicated to your total health and well-being and will work with you to keep your skin happy and healthy, so that rest of you can be too.