Skin cancer affects at least 20% of all Americans, and more than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer are identified each year. People of all races, ages, and backgrounds can get skin cancer, so it is important to have your skin thoroughly checked by a trained professional.
A skin cancer screening is a visual inspection of your skin. Your skin will be checked for suspicious growths, which may be removed and sent to a lab for further analysis. With early detection and proper treatment, most skin cancers can be easily treated. Regularly performing skin self-exams and seeing a dermatologist at least yearly helps you find skin cancer before it spreads.