The expert team at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is here to assist you with skin cancer screenings on an annual basis or as needed. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to get a skin cancer screening at Banner MD Anderson. Schedule a skin cancer screening and find doctor now.
Yes, there are screening tests for skin cancer. A screening exam is a visual inspection of your skin from head to toe conducted by a doctor. We recommend you get screened annually if you fall under on one or more of the following groups:
Along with regular exams from your doctor, you can do a self-scan at home to look for signs of skin cancer. Being familiar with your skin will help you notice changes as well as new growths. Simply follow the ABCs of skin cancer:
Be sure to let your doctor know if you have any sores that don’t heal or see a change in a mole or freckle.
Your doctor might use dermascopy or photomapping to learn more any suspicious spots on your skin. Should your doctor find something suspicious during these tests, the next step is to get a biopsy. This includes partial or full removal of the suspicious mole or lesion on the skin to be tested in a lab.
When detected early, the cure rate for skin cancer is nearly 100 percent. The multidisciplinary team at Banner MD Anderson works to tailor a comprehensive treatment plan suited specifically for your needs. Learn more about our treatment and support.
Staging of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers is rarely needed because these cancers almost never spread to other parts of the body.
The stages of melanoma are determined by the thickness of the tumor and whether or not the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about melanoma