Changes in our leisure time behavior mean that more and more frequently, people sunbathe or go to tanning studios for increasing periods of time. This in turn means that skin cancer has dramatically increased over the past several years.
At the same time, the skin is the only organ which makes it possible to see external manifestations of malignant changes, and consequently such conditions can be detected and treated at an early stage.
By using dermatoscopy or digital photo documentation as a preventive measure, changes to the skin that look like potential tumors can be identified early on, and if needed, an outpatient operation can be done to remove them.
Skin cancer screening should be done at least once a year: it involves examining the skin on the entire body.
This preventive measure allows us to
- resolve and diagnose conspicuous and suspicious-looking changes of the skin
- detect and remove malignant changes at an early phase
- guarantee the best-possible aesthetic results
Malignant changes of the skin include
- Precancerous skin lesions — precursors to non-melanoma skin cancer
- Basal-cell carcinoma – a kind of non-melanoma skin cancer
- Squamous-cell carcinoma – a kind of non-melanoma skin cancer
- Malignant melanoma – pigmented skin cancer