Skin cancer is a serious concern in terms of skin and body health. Dr. Roger Koreen at Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington encourages patients to have regular pre screenings for skin cancer on an annual basis.
Skin cancer is one of the easiest cancers to detect in the earlier stages. Patients are encouraged to visit the dermatologist at least once a year for an annual skin cancer screening. There are many moles and skin tags that may be pre-cancerous, so with a thorough head-to-toe screening, patients can catch these concerns early enough for intervention. In some cases, concerning areas of the skin may be biopsied. The dermatologist takes a sample and sends it out for further evaluation to determine if there are any cancerous cells present. If the sample comes back as positive for skin cancer, patients should consult with their dermatologist about how to proceed.
Benefits of catching skin cancer early
Skin cancer is one of the easiest to recognize, diagnose, and treat. Many patients are at a risk for skin cancer due to excessive sun exposure. Patients who frequent tanning beds are also at a higher risk for developing problems such as cancerous cells. Regular screenings allow for early detection and intervention for a healthier body!
Are you interested in a screening?
Pre skin cancer screenings are essential if you want to catch the problem early and undergo treatment as soon as possible for the chance of a better outcome. Dr. Roger Koreen and the professional staff of Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center are here to help. Contact us today by calling (631) 417-3300 or speaking to our staff at our location at 28 Elm Street. We are a team of professionals ready and willing to help patients keep their skin and body healthy.