Detection and Prevention

Early detection is critical when it comes to skin cancer. If you’ve discovered unusual growths or moles on your skin, our plastic surgeons can provide a comprehensive evaluation to detect the various types of skin cancer. Our specialized techniques remove pre-cancerous and cancerous skin lesions with care taken to preserve your health and appearance.

Early Signs of Skin Cancer

Perform a self-evaluation monthly to see if you have any unusual skin mole growths have the following characteristics:

  • Are bigger than 6 mm (or the size of a pencil eraser)
  • Bleed or ooze, and don’t heal
  • Change in size, shape, or color
  • Have different colors in them, such as tan, brown, or red
  • Have ragged edges
  • Itch or are sore
  • Redden or swell at the edges or beyond
  • Vary in shape; one half doesn’t match the other half

Skin Cancer Risk Factors

There is an increased risk of skin cancer in people with the following:

  • A history of skin cancer
  • Light hair or fair skin
  • History of sunburns from sunlight or tanning beds
  • Weakened immune system
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • History of several moles


Contact Us

Our plastic surgery team is committed to helping you look and feel your best. Our surgeons take the utmost care to help you feel comfortable at every stage of the process: from decision-making to recovery.  Find a provider near you, call CareFinders at (866) 608-FIND (3463)(866) 608-FIND (3463), or consult our list of related practices.

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