Ask Dr. Peirson: What is Mole Scanning? Where can I get it done? How does it work?
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Have you been screened?
Do you have fair skin? A history of sunburns? Do you have a large number of moles? Is there a history of skin cancer in your family? Are you exposed to strong sunlight at regular intervals?
Don’t be placed on a long wait-list for skin cancer screening — book now at skincancerscreening.ca
Skin cancer is curable in the early stages but finding medical professionals to monitor changes in your skin is a difficult task in the current health system. Thanks to state-of-the-art medical technology, you now can have rapid access to skin cancer screening without the need for a referral from a physician.
At ArtMed, we learned about Digital Dermoscopy now being offered at the Skin Cancer Screening Clinic at Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre. It is the by far the best way to track suspicious moles over time! After your body scan is reviewed on site by the dermatologist, any suspicious lesions can be biopsied immediately and sent for pathological examination. If you have developed a cancer, they facilitate a referral to their in-house surgeon and/or an oncologist without the need for you to go to your family physician. Digital Dermoscopy uses no radiation and is safe for use in anyone, even those patients that are pregnant, breastfeeding or if they have a pacemaker or defibrillator.
During your visit to their clinic, the doctor will first go over your health and skin history. Then a computerized mole mapping system is used to screen your entire skin surface for skin cancer lesions.
Cost for screening is $175, at the start of each 12 month period.
Why are we promoting the services of another clinic on our own blog and website?
Because at ArtMed our philosophy is about education first – and this screening service is an excellent way to become educated about the moles on your body. We believe in teaming up with like-minded businesses that put your health and wellness first.
For more info call 226-780-5285. Or check out their website skincancerscreening.ca