A skin cancer screening is a visual inspection of your skin by a Dermatologist.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in fact, 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
There are many different types of skin cancer, including actinic keratoses (AK), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.
BCC and SCC are the most common forms of skin cancer, but melanoma is the most dangerous.
With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for BCC and SCC is about 95 percent. When melanoma is detected before it spreads, it also has a high cure rate.
Regular self-skin exams and a yearly examination by a dermatologist help people find early skin cancers.