Experts in the Sterling area describe skin cancer
Skin cancer can be a scary diagnosis. When patients in the Sterling community come to Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. for an examination and they are diagnosed with skin cancer, many negative feelings may run through their heads. This is why our team speaks with patients about skin cancer and the process for treating it to put their minds at ease.
Skin cancer experts should be consulted when there is concern for a wound, scar, mole, or other skin irregularity that raises concerns. Our professionals are experts in the practice that can provide thorough examinations, biopsies, diagnosis, and treatment for skin cancer.
There are several different types of skin cancer, and each one can present itself in a myriad of ways. This is why patients are encouraged to visit their dermatologist at least once a year for an annual skin cancer check. This examination is performed from head to toe to check for lesions or growths that may indicate if a skin cancer is present. Sometimes it is biopsied to check for cancerous cells and then patients are advised as to how to proceed if cancer is diagnosed.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is constantly exposed to the elements. Our team encourages patients to take good care of their skin to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. This includes daily use of sunscreen to reduce the amount of UV rays getting to the skin. Patients are also urged to avoid tanning beds and excessive sun exposure.
If you live in or around the Sterling area and are seeking help from skin cancer experts, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. today to book an appointment and undergo a thorough skin analysis. We encourage patients to do this regularly for an early diagnosis, allowing us to handle their condition at a point where conservative treatment can be very successful before the cancer has a chance to spread.
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