Every year more than five million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed and treated in the United States, making it the most common form of cancer in the country. In the past thirty years, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other types of cancer combined. About twenty percent of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma) at some point in their lifetime. Regular skin cancer screenings with Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles skin cancer screening doctor, can help catch skin cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage.
Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer, but melanoma is the deadliest. Someone dies of melanoma every hour and about 76,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the U.S. Ten thousand people will succumb to it. Although only one percent of skin cancer cases are melanoma, it is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths. Dr. Kerendian, expert in skin cancer screening in Los Angeles, offers screenings that can help detect signs of skin cancer sooner.
Skin Cancer Screening Los Angeles
Early diagnosis of melanoma and other types of skin cancer is critical. Once symptoms become noticeable, the cancer may have already metastasized, or spread, to another site in your body, making it more difficult to treat. Dr. Kerendian, expert in skin cancer screening in Los Angeles, can check for signs and recommend the best next step for your needs.
Routine screenings are necessary for everyone. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles skin cancer screening doctor, can help you decide on how often your screening tests should be based on your individual risk factors. If you are at a high risk of developing skin cancer due to your personal or family history, you may need more frequent tests than someone who is at a lower risk. An abnormal screening test result may indicate the need for further tests or a biopsy to determine the cause of the abnormal results. Periodic screening tests do not replace the need for regular self-checks, which also play an important role in the fight against skin cancer.
Call us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kerendian, skin surgeon in Los Angeles.