When does a mole become a serious concern?

Mole RemovalAt Carr Dermatology, Sugar Land, TX area patients can obtain quality care solutions for their skin and body. One serious concern that needs consistent screening is the development of skin cancer. A skin cancer diagnosis can be scary, but with due diligence, many men and women can catch the condition early enough for successful intervention. Dr. Pamela Carr and her providers can assist patients in achieving healthy, beautiful skin and address skin cancer development.

Many patients who hear of skin cancer often hear that moles are a primary indication of present cancer cells. Dr. Pamela Carr encourages patients to pay close attention to their existing moles. Moles themselves are not a concern, but changes to them are. If moles on the body have experienced changes, it is important to have a screening done along with a biopsy to test for cancerous cells.

What changes should I pay close attention to?

There are several changes that can occur to moles that should be investigated further. These includes changes in the:

  • Asymmetry
  • Border
  • Color
  • Diameter
  • Evolution

The best way to remember these changes is with ABCDE. When any of these changes occur, it is best to be evaluated by a medical professional to ensure cancer is not present.

Consider annual skin cancer screenings

Sometimes cancer can develop and may not be spotted by a patient until it becomes a more serious problem. Dr. Pamela Carr of Carr Dermatology encourages patients to schedule annual skin cancer screenings. Once a year, patients can visit their dermatologist to have a full head-to-toe evaluation. During this time, the dermatologist will check for any moles, skin growths, or skin tags that may be of concern. Biopsies can be taken at the same time to further evaluation anything unusual. If skin cancer is found, patients will catch it early and obtain the care they need as soon as possible to avoid spreading.

Schedule your skin cancer screening today

Dr. Pamela Carr of Carr Dermatology in Sugar Land, TX welcomes patients in and around the community to visit her practice for a full skin cancer screening or evaluation today. Call (281) 494-0034 and visit us at 1111 TX-6 South, Ste. 160.

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