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Skin cancer screenings are an important tool that dermatologists can use in order to monitor the condition of a patient’s skin and his or her risk for certain cancers such as melanoma. If you are preparing for your first skin cancer screening and have concerns or questions about the procedure, then be sure to take a look at this video. As the professionals in the video share, the entire exam is visual and will take place in a private setting for your comfort.

During the screening, dermatologists will look for any signs of cancer like asymmetrical moles or troubling lesions on the skin’s surface. If he or she suspects that a mole could be cancerous, then your doctor may recommend a biopsy and will follow up with you to share with you the results. For more questions on screenings, contact Arlington Dermatology today at 847-392-5440.