SKIN CHECKS, SKIN CANCER, AND MOLE REMOVAL
Dr. Morgan Rabach is a world renowned board certified dermatologist and can screen for skin cancers. She also specializes in the cosmetic removal of unwanted moles.
Dr. Morgan is the BEST! I honestly can’t say enough great things about Dr. Morgan and her exceptional staff.
– Myra Mass
Why do I need to check my skin for skin cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. We recommend you see us for a full body screen once a year.
What is mole removal?
A mole removal is a quick and easy office based procedure where an unwanted mole is removed. Depending on the location and appearance of the mole, Dr. Morgan will discuss with you whether stitches will be necessary after the removal.
How do you prepare for a skin check?
What is a full body skin check?
A full body skin check is an in office procedure that takes 10-30 minutes with a board certified dermatologist. Dr. Morgan will examine every area of the skin looking for suspicious spots or abnormal growths.
What does the first sign of skin cancer look like?
To increase your chances of detecting skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable, Dr. Morgan recommends that everyone check their skin for the ABCDEs of melanoma:
A is for Asymmetry: One half of the spot is unlike the other half.
B is for Border: The spot has an irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
C is for Color: The spot has varying colors from one area to the next, such as shades of tan, brown or black, or areas of white, red or blue.
D is for Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6 millimeters — or about the size of a pencil eraser — when diagnosed, though they can be smaller.
E is for Evolving: The spot looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. Even if you don’t have any other symptoms, see a board-certified dermatologist if you notice one of these signs or notice an existing mole start to evolve or change in any way.