Full Body Skin Check
Acne & Acne Scar Treatments
Skin Cancer is a largely preventable disease, but malignant melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, has seen the largest increase in incidence rates of all major cancers.
Melanoma is now the 8th most common cancer in Canada. Approximately 5,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2011 and 950 will die of it. Melanoma is one of a handful of cancers where the incidence in Canadians continues to grow (1.4% per year in men, 1.% per year in women).
The death rate for men with melanoma continues to rise (0.5% per year). Studies show older, fair-skinned men are more likely to die of melanoma than any other group. A lack of awareness of this disease and its common location in a hard-to-see area — the back — are likely the main reasons.
In Canada, the lifetime risk of melanoma for men is now 1 in 74. For women, it is 1 in 90. In comparison, the lifetime risk of melanoma for North Americans in the 1930s was 1 in 1,500.
At Excellence Medical & Skicare Clinic, we believe that early detection of skin cancer is essential which is why our consultant dermatologist now offers a full and thorough skin check. Examination for any suspicious lesions or moles will take place as well as any other dermatological issues that might require a treatment. The mole screening service will give you a good idea about how to check your skin and most importantly will provide you with early detection and peace of mind.
A plan will be made for any particular treatment including a full range of laser treatments and cosmetic procedures.
Mole and Skin Cancer Screening will include:
- Complete skin examination using dermoscopy
- Education in early detection, skin health and how best to protect your skin
- Full report