Skin Exam/Mole Check

 

Any adult who’s never had a skin exam should consider scheduling one to establish a baseline,  and to discuss how often one is necessary,

 

Annual skin exams (or twice yearly) may be recommended for anyone who has:

  • A history of melanoma, other skin cancers or precancerous skin lesions

  • A family member with melanoma

  • A large number of moles or a history of atypical moles

  • A history of tanning  

  • A history of blistering sun burns

  • A history of frequent outdoor activities such as golfing

  • A history of working outdoors such as agriculture or roofing

  • Had an organ transplant

Warning signs that a mole may be cancerous or precancerous include:

Any mole that has iregular features should be evaluated by:

  • A biopsy

  • GenTech (a biopsy-free alternative using tape testing and DNA analysis)

 

Clovis Dermatology

275 W. Herndon Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
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559-298-7220
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Located in Clovis
We are on the northwest corner of Herndon and Villa, next to the Peachwood Urgent Care
2 blocks west of the 168 freeway