Cancer Screening in Seattle, WA
I recently saw Dr Schmidt for 6 month check back for a MOHS procedure on my chin/jaw. His office staff was courteous and I saw the doctor at the appointed time. Dr Schmidt listened to me, examined me, and gave me the information I needed. He made himself open for any future needs. Perfect. – JOHN E. N.
Cancer screening is one of the best preventative health services you can get. North Sound Dermatology offers cancer screening for all patients interested, serving those in Seattle, Everett, and the surrounding areas.
What is Cancer Screening?
Cancer screening is a visual inspection to determine if you are developing or currently have skin cancer. This preventative procedure is important because forms of cancer such as melanoma have no cure, and the best chance to prevent them is early detection.
When Should I Get Screened?
Screening for skin cancer is recommended on an annual basis. If you are someone who is at higher risk for skin cancer, it may be necessary to get screened every three to six months. If you are concerned that you may have a cancerous growth, you should get a screening as early as possible.
What does a Screening Involve?
A screening requires a full undress because cancerous moles can develop on any part of the body. No blood work or radiological imaging is conducted during a screening.
It is important to get screened regularly and not wait until a suspicious growth occurs. If skin cancers are detected and removed early, it is possible to cure it completely.
If it’s been a while since your last screening, contact us today to schedule your screening. Additionally, if you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to schedule a screening as soon as possible. North Sound Dermatology offers screening to patients in Seattle, Everett, and the neighboring areas. Read more about our important insurance policy.