Full skin check

Although there is not enough evidence showing full body skin check lowers the death rate of skin cancer but there is no doubt that the earlier you find a skin cancer, the easier is to treat it successfully. Both skin self-examinations and  full skin exams performed by a dermatologist are useful in early detection and treatment of skin cancers, including melanoma, which is the most deadly. An experienced dermatologist has special training and knowledge for the diagnosis and management of all types of  skin cancers. People of all colors and races can get skin cancer.The most common form is Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) which rarely spreads and unlikely to be fatal. The second most common skin cancer is Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) with high possibility of distant spreading (metastasis). Melanoma is less common but much more likely to lead to death because of spread throughout the body.

With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for BCC and SCC is about 95 percent. When melanoma is detected before it spreads, it also has a high cure rate.

 

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