Skin cancer can be divided into melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, known as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. There are more than 5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed in the United States annually which makes this the most common type of cancer nationwide. By the age of 70, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer. Ultraviolet radiation is a known human carcinogen and the most common cause of skin cancer including melanoma. Over the past ten years the number of new invasive melanomas diagnosed each year has increased by 54%.
Dr. Weiser is a fierce advocate for annual skin cancer screenings for all patients in order to ensure healthy skin in addition to beautiful skin. A full body screening appointment can take 15-30 minutes during which Dr. Weiser will examine 100% of the skin surface and determine if there is anything worrisome and warranting further monitoring or skin biopsy.
Please call the office to schedule you annual skin cancer screening appointment.