PREVENTION AND DETECTIONEven if you do not have anything unusual to be examined, it is vital to have a thorough skin cancer screening. Not only will this initial screening serve as a baseline for future reference, it also provides an opportunity for a professional to look for the many variations of skin cancer. At Dr. Alonso, we can explain the specific things to look for during a self-evaluation.
You may be at a higher risk for skin cancer if you have:
- Pale skin
- Family history of melanoma
- Are over 40 years old
- Regular sun exposure