Spot (Mole) Checks
It is hard to believe that a dark growth as small as a pencil eraser can be fatal, but the reality is that melanoma is one of the most lethal forms of cancer, especially among young adults. Early detection is the key to the cure, and a trained board certified dermatologist is the recognized expert for this vital detection. Board certified dermatologist Dr. Benson and his highly-qualified board certified staff make every effort to not only inspect the skin for suspicious lesions, but also quickly test any "off-colored" growths with the simple removal of the spot.
What are the signs of a suspicious growth? Any spot which displays the following signs should be examined by a specialist:
- Has been present for longer than a month
- Remains irritated or bleeds
- Is itchy or inflamed
- Has grown in diameter
- Has become raised
- Shows changing color especially towards darker shades
Removal is quick, virtually painless, and usually leaves no scar at all or one that is barely visible.*
If you have a family history of skin cancer, have experienced multiple sunburns or excessive exposure to the sun, or have numerous moles, come in for a "spot check." It is the most pro-active way to detect pre-cancerous growths and skin cancer in enough time to insure that they are eradicated before they become a serious threat to your health.
Benson Dermatology is committed to your health and well-being. We are here to serve all of your dermatology needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at our Ponchatoula, Covington, or Amite office.