Early detection could save your life. CHI St. Joseph Health’s skin cancer screening program seeks to find abnormal skin cells early, when they are most treatable.
Who should consider a skin cancer screening? While anyone could develop skin cancer, some factors increase your risk. If you have a family history of skin cancer, have skin that easily sunburns, a history of severe sunburns, or have had frequent exposure to UV radiation, you could be at an increased risk and should perform self-checks regularly. Talk to your doctor about your medical history and sun exposure, and he or she can recommend how frequently you should receive a skin cancer screening test. Whether you have the above risk factors or not, talk to your doctor if you discover moles or areas of your skin that appear abnormal.