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A More Precise Skin Cancer Screening

J. Gregory Neily, DO
Board Certified Dermatologist
Mohs Micrographic Surgeon

A More Precise Skin Cancer ScreeningA small investment of your time can help save your life. Living in Florida, we all know the importance of sun safety and skin cancer screenings. Every hour a person dies of melanoma, and this year alone, over 76,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed. On average skin cancer screenings take about 10 minutes, which could potentially save your life.

Along with the unfortunate diagnosis of melanoma, there are many other concerns and cancers that can be detected in your dermatologist’s office with a thorough, proper, skin cancer screening. It is recommended that you have a screen ing at least once a year. And, because some forms of skin cancer grow very rapidly, if you notice any new lesions, bumps, or moles that are of concern, you should schedule a dermatology appointment immediately.

Coast Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center goes one step further during your skin cancer screening. Their providers use a dermatoscope, which is a handheld magnification device that allows them to see skin lesions in greater detail, helping them to decipher whether or not your mole or lesion is concerning.

Under the dermatoscope a mole that may have appeared normal to the naked eye, may show signs of abnormality, like having an irregular pattern. On the contrary, a mole that may have appeared to be irregular to the naked eye may show to be completely normal under the scope and alleviate the need for an unnecessary biopsy.

Dr. Neily at Coast Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, not only use the in-depth dermatoscope screening on his patients, but he also educates them on the importance of doing at home self skin examinations. Dr. Neily will show you what to look for, what’s normal, and when to get a professional exam.

Their approach to skin cancer is proactive, preventive and prescriptive. With our office location in the Venice area, Coast Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center continuously educates the local community to avoid sun exposure and to always use effective sun protection. The best way to identify potential skin cancer is through annual full-body skin examinations with qualified medical professionals. Because it’s nearly impossible to look at your own skin in its enti rety, and unfortunately skin cancers can hide from sight or be mistaken for harmless skin growths, it’s essential to see a dermatologist regularly.

Because early detection is the key to successful treatment, Coast Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center emphasizes the importance of regular screenings, knowing that proactive prevention and early detection continue to be the smartest strategies.

Coast Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
21550 Angela Lane,
Venice, FL 34293

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