Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer for women and women. At Guthrie, we recommend regular skin cancer screenings. Our skin cancer screening specialists, including dermatologists and family practice providers, offer regular skin cancer screenings in multiple locations throughout the twin tiers region of New York and Pennsylvania.
Our dermatology clinics are offered at:
Guthrie recommends regular skin self-examinations and skin cancer screenings for patients with skin abnormalities or a personal or family history of skin cancer. You can help detect any visible skin abnormalities by conducting regular skin self-examinations and watching for any changes in your skin.
When conducting your skin self-examination, use the ABCS’s of skin self-exams as your guide:
- Asymmetry: Look for any asymmetry where one half of a spot is unlike the other half.
- Border: Irregular, scalloped of poorly defined borders can indicate abnormal skin spots.
- Color: Monitor the color of any suspicious spots. Watch for any color variations from one area to another or shades of white, red or blue.
- Diameter: The diameter of your skin spot can indicate melanomas, which are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser).