Skin Cancer Screening using Dermoscopy
What is Dermoscopy?
Dermoscopy is an advanced technique permitting a detailed examination of skin lesions and greatly enhances the clinical diagnosis of skin cancer including melanoma, precancerous moles, and basal cell carcinoma.
How does Dermoscopy work?
Dermoscopy is a technique whereby the dermatologist examines skin lesions using a hand-held instrument equipped with a special polarizing light and a standard magnifying optic.
Am I a Candidate for a Skin Cancer Screening?
Why should one choose to have a Dermoscopy examination?
Dermoscopy increases diagnostic accuracy and enables the dermatologist to differentiate between lesions that are indicative of early melanoma and require excising and those that are benign.
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Read More »
For more information on skin cancers, or to make your appointment in Annapolis for a skin cancer screening call Dr. Gerald Newman at (410) 224-8001 today!