How Often Should I Have A Skin Cancer Screening

It really depends on your clinical situation. It is recommended that you have a skin cancer screening at any age where a concern exists about a new or changing skin lesion. If you have a family history of melanoma skin cancer, you should be screened annually. Dr. Seraly generally recommends to patients who have a prior history of non-melanoma skin cancer [Basal and Squamous cell skin cancer], multiple atypical moles (called dysplastic nevi) or have had multiple precancerous skin lesions removed, twice yearly screenings. Patients with Melanoma may need to be screened more frequently than twice yearly.

Learn more about the major types of Skin Cancer

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
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