Your skin cancer screening.

How often should I be screened by a doctor for skin cancer?

Routine examinations by a doctor qualified to diagnose skin cancer are important for those with a low or normal risk, and even more so for those with an increased risk of developing melanoma. Those between the ages of 20 and 39 should schedule a full-body screening by a physician every three years. Those 40 or older should be examined annually since risk of skin cancer increases with age.

Individuals who have been diagnosed with skin cancer or already treated for it should follow the recommendations of their physician for follow-up care and additional screening.

In addition to your physician's exams, you should conduct monthly self-examinations. If you notice any skin abnormalities you should make an appointment for a screening immediately.


Please call our office during normal
business hours (9am - 5pm) weekdays,
to schedule a screening appointment
with Dr. Ritota.

(201) 342-7333

 
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