Skin cancers are becoming more and more prevalent in the United States, with more than 20% of Americans developing skin cancer during their lifetime. The good news is that our detection methods and cancer treatments are advanced enough that most skin cancers are curable if they are caught early. Here at Precision Medical Specialists in Wellington, we specialize in thorough and comprehensive exams as part of our general & medical dermatology services, including our 360 full-body examinations for moles and skin cancer.
Dr. Chiang’s most requested service is her 360-skin check. All patients undergoing a 360-degree full-body skin cancer screening will be examined from head to toe (including mouth, eyes and genitals) with her sharp eye and the most advanced technology, including a polarizable dermatoscope and a 365nm woods lamp. This is usually a 30-minute visit due to the thoroughness of the examination.
Benefits of Full Body Skin Cancer Screenings
Early detection is key for treatment of skin cancer. When caught in the first stages of growth, skin cancer has a high success rate of treatment. Detection and removal of the cancer cells is the best option for preventing spread of this deadly disease. The 360 full-body examination for moles and skin cancer offers many benefits over self-exams at home. First, you have a highly experienced dermatologist performing the exam and using her expertise to identify any concerning skin growths. Second, areas that are impossible to thoroughly examine on your own can be checked, including your scalp, back, neck, mouth, genitals and other hard-to-view areas. Third, we use a polarized dermatoscope that allows us to see the architecture and pattern of the lesion and identify any concerning features.
This methodology favors early detection of pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratoses) skin cancers (like melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) and abnormal moles (dysplastic nevi) before they become troublesome to the patient. If skin cancer is detected, Dr. Chiang and our medical team at Precision Medical Specialists offers advanced options in skin cancer treatment at our state-of-the-art facility in Wellington. Treatment for skin cancer includes topical chemotherapy creams, cryotherapy, injections and surgery.
If you are at high risk for skin cancer or you are concerned about possible skin lesions, a 360-full body examination for moles and skin cancer is available at Precision Medical Specialists. Contact our office to schedule your appointment at our medical center near West Palm Beach, FL.