Early Detection is Key
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Melanoma is the least common, but the deadliest of the three skin cancer types. Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays is a major cause of skin cancer.
People of all ages and backgrounds are at risk, but in most cases, skin cancer can be prevented - learn more about prevention, click here.
Doing monthly skin checkups is the best way to find new marks or skin changes that may cause concern. The American Cancer Society advises a skin screening if you notice:
- Any change on your skin, especially in the size or color of a mole or other darkly pigmented growth or spot, or a new growth.
- Scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or change in the appearance of a bump or nodule.
- The spread of pigmentation beyond its border, such as dark coloring that spreads past the edge of a mole or mark.
- A change in sensation, itchiness, tenderness, or pain.
Stonegate offers skin cancer screenings, to make an appointment call (269) 556-6000 or for more information reach out online.