Cancer should never be taken lightly. You might think a small, odd-looking mole on your skin is no big deal, but it could be skin cancer that poses a serious hazard to your health. That’s why New York’s leading skin health practitioners at SINY® Dermatology offer skin cancer screening. Get peace of mind knowing your skin is healthy. We provide the full spectrum of medical, cosmetic, and laser dermatology at all six of our offices in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Park Slope, Brooklyn, the West Village, and the Upper East Side in Manhattan, Forest Hills, Queens, and Southold on Long Island.
You get skin cancer when the cells of your skin begin growing abnormally. Skin cancer is usually caused by sun exposure, but you can develop it in areas that never see the light of day.
Many people think that skin cancer is no big deal. You have a weird mole, you have it removed, and you don’t have to worry — right?
The process can certainly be that easy, but that assumes you visit your dermatologist regularly enough to have your skin checked for any developments that indicate cancer, then have any concerns promptly removed and sent to the lab for testing.
All this to say: skin cancer can be minor and easy to treat if — and only if — it’s caught early. Don’t hesitate to contact SINY® Dermatology if you notice any symptoms.
The first step in catching skin cancer early is knowing what to watch for so you can keep an eye on your skin. There are three common types of skin cancer, each with unique symptoms.
This type of skin cancer is characterized by:
This skin cancer type usually develops in sun-exposed areas. It looks like:
Another skin cancer type that shows up on skin that gets sun, basal cell carcinoma is usually marked by:
There are two important things you should do to protect your skin’s health: practice sun safety, and schedule yearly skin cancer screenings.
At SINY® Dermatology, your annual skin cancer screening is a full-body examination that checks all of your skin for any issues. With this yearly checkup, any signs of skin cancer are caught early when they’re easiest to treat.
For more information or to book an appointment, call 800-778-3090 or visit sinyderm.com.
We provide the full spectrum of medical, cosmetic, and laser dermatology at all six of our offices in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Park Slope, Brooklyn, the West Village, and the Upper East Side in Manhattan, Forest Hills, Queens, and Southold on Long Island.