As much fun as summer is, it’s important to take the proper precautions to protect your skin. Over-exposure to the sun can do major damage to your skin. This can be especially problematic in the summer months when outdoor activities in the sun are common, and keeping a watchful eye on your skin’s health can be crucial.
One of the most dangerous effects of sun damage is skin cancer. There are over 5.4 million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year, making it the most common form of cancer. Successful treatment relies heavily on early detection, which is why at The Savin Center we recommend undergoing routine skin cancer screenings throughout the year. Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Ronald Savin and Dr. Dana Ellis have years of experience diagnosing and treating skin cancer in the New Haven area and can identify both carcinoma and melanoma skin cancers.
If you have noticed a discolored or irregularly shaped mole appear somewhere on your skin, you may be at risk. These can be scaly, red, black, or pearl-like, and often appear in locations that are often exposed to the sun. During your evaluation, a biopsy will be done to determine if your growth is cancerous. If treatment is necessary, our experienced dermatologists will discuss your options with you in detail.
Achieve comfort in peace of mind, call 203-865-6143 to schedule your skin cancer screening today.