SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS ARE VITAL FOR YOUR SKIN HEALTH
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so skin cancer screenings can reveal much about your overall health and well-being. Covering 18 sqft. and weighing seven pounds on the average adult, your skin is the waterproof barrier that protects your body from dirt, bacteria and harmful substances, and also helps to regulate your body temperature.
Dermatologists and their professional assistants are trained to catch the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer; pre-cancers, basal cell cancers, squamous cell cancers and malignant melanoma. A good way to ensure early detection of these concerns is with an annual full-body skin cancer screening examination performed by our dermatologist and physician assistants at Trillium Creek Dermatology.
Most skin cancers, if caught early, are 100% curable. If an area or bump looks suspicious, it will be biopsied through a simple procedure of numbing it and then shaving off a portion to send to a laboratory. Patients with a biopsy of proven skin cancers on the head and neck are referred to our Mohs Surgeon, Dr. Bryan Baillis, at the Mohs Skin Cancer Center at Trillium Creek Dermatology.
The entire skin cancer screening procedure takes only 15 minutes — those 15 minutes may save your life.
COMPASSION WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST
At Trillium Creek Dermatology, we understand that a skin cancer diagnosis can be life-changing. That’s why we take a caring, compassionate approach to skin cancer screenings, treatment and Mohs surgery.[
When you come to our state-of-the-art facilities, we’ll take the time to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have. Our dedicated staff will be at your service before, during and after your treatment.
We also realize that some clients may have initial concerns that a skin exam may be embarrassing, however, our professional staff will put you at ease. We have both male and female providers so you can choose the person you feel most comfortable with to perform your examination.
SUN PROTECTION = SKIN CANCER PREVENTION
Skin cancer statistics show that sun protection during every season is paramount for skin cancer prevention. Some people have the misconception that because they tan easily and don’t experience bad sunburn, they don’t have to worry about skin cancer. It’s true that they may not be at high risk, but they are still at risk.
When the immune system in your skin is working at 100% efficiency, it clears away borderline precancerous areas. This prevents them from turning into growths that you can feel or see. Ultraviolet light from the sun, however, temporarily suppresses the immune system in your skin. When you expose your skin to the sun without protection, you hinder your immune system’s natural ability to clear away small clusters of precancerous cells and, consequently, prevention of skin cancers, melanomas and other growths. Whether you’re burning or tanning, you are increasing your risk of precancerous growths turning into skin cancer. Remember, there is no safe tan. Tanning prior to vacations does not protect your skin. It’s never too late to start protecting your skin. Trillium Creek Dermatology offers sun protection products to safeguard your skin from the sun, and sunless tanning products for a safe, natural-looking alternative to sun exposure. Applying an SPF of 50 or greater with antioxidants and nutrients should be a daily ritual in the prevention of skin cancer.
Visit one of Trillium Creek Dermatology’s four locations; Medina, Wadsworth, Brunswick and Wooster. Book your appointment with one of our providers online at TCOhio.com or call at 330.725.0569 and start your journey to a quick recovery!