Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer

“Patients at risk for melanoma benefit from follow-up programs to detect this cancer at an early stage, new research finds, while a second study notes that embarrassment prevents some people from having a doctor examine their skin for suspicious lesions.”

“Interviewed for Your Health, Dr. Michele S. Green agrees that the full-body skin exam is a must. “I have one rule in my office. All new patients need to get undressed and have a full skin examination. It says it on the paperwork that patients read and sign at the time of the initial consultation,” she says. “These screenings save lives if these subsets of patients are screened on a regular basis.”

http://www.michelegreenmd.com/articles/salinasvalley_health.pdf

Hear Dr. Green in this CBS interview and watch this important video on skin cancer prevention.