Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. In providing customized care for every patient, Corederm will gather information about family history and lifestyles before conducting skin cancer screenings. It is important to remember that we don’t necessarily think our patients have cancer if we recommend screenings. These tests are given when patients have no cancer symptoms to aid in early detection for patients who may develop the disease. If a screening test result is abnormal, Corederm would recommend further diagnostic tests.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the two major forms of “non-melanoma” skin cancer.