Cancer Screening

Patients who are at higher than normal risk for skin cancer include people with family histories of skin cancer, fair skin, light colored eyes, red hair, freckled skin, childhood exposure to sun in southern latitudes, people with numerous moles, prior history of using sun tanning beds, prior history of multiple sun burns earlier in life, outdoor occupations, outdoor recreational activities, and anyone with a prior history of one of more skin cancers. These individuals should have annual whole body skin screenings in order to minimize their risk of delaying treatment for skin cancer.