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21550 Angela Lane
Venice, FL 34293

Skin cancer is a pervasive problem in the US, with millions of people being affected by it each year. Detecting and treating it early is crucial to its management, which is why regular skin cancer checks with a dermatologist are vital.

A skin cancer check is a non-invasive examination that can identify early signs of skin cancer. During the checkup, a dermatologist will assess the entire body, including the scalp, nails, and the spaces between the toes and fingers. They will look for any abnormal spots, moles, or freckles on your skin.

To identify any suspicious areas, the dermatologist will evaluate the size, shape, color, and texture of each spot on your skin. They may also use a dermatoscope, a device that illuminates and magnifies the skin to examine any unusual spots in greater detail. They will ask about any symptoms, such as itching, pain, or bleeding, that you may be experiencing. The doctor will also ask about your medical history and any family history of skin cancer to determine your risk level for skin cancer.

If the dermatologist detects any suspicious areas, they may suggest a skin biopsy. There are various types of skin biopsies available, such as shave biopsies, punch biopsies, and excisional biopsies, depending on the size and location of the questionable region. It is critical to keep in mind that early detection is crucial for skin cancer, so do not hesitate to contact us at Coast Dermatology and Skin cancer Center if you have any concerns or notice any changes in your skin. Book an appointment with Dr. Neily, a Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, for a skin cancer check today.

The safety of our employees, their families and patients impacted by Hurricane Ian continues to be our primary concern, and our thoughts and prayers remain with everyone affected by the storm.

Our Coast Venice office will be closed tomorrow 10/6.