Schedule your skin cancer screening during Stand Up to Cancer Day!

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September 15, 2022

Skin cancer is the most common variety of cancer, and it can be deadly if not detected early. A skin cancer screening can help catch skin cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology in Chevy Chase, MD, is available to help new and returning patients to her practice obtain skin cancer screenings for early detection and intervention--which in turn can ensure a better outcome for those diagnosed.

What is a skin cancer screening?

A skin cancer screening is a medical procedure that allows doctors to check for signs of skin cancer. It is performed in-office while the doctor evaluates the skin from head to toe. It can take approximately one hour to complete.

What can I expect during my skin cancer screening appointment?

During a skin cancer screening, Dr. Margaret Summerville will examine your skin for any suspicious spots or changes. She will also ask about your medical history and risk factors for skin cancer. If anything suspicious is found, she may order further tests, such as a biopsy, to confirm whether or not you have skin cancer. If skin cancer is detected, she will then discuss possible treatment options, which may include excision (surgical removal), chemotherapy, or radiation.

Who needs to have skin cancer evaluations?

Skin cancer screenings are important for everyone, but they are especially crucial for people who are at high risk for the disease. If you know of a family history of skin cancer, have fair skin, or have had a lot of sun exposure, you should talk to Dr. Margaret Summerville about getting a skin cancer screening. It is recommended that everyone of all ages have an annual skin cancer screening regardless of their risk.

Most skin cancer screenings are quick and painless, so there’s no reason not to get one. It could save your life!

Schedule an examination today

Whether you are overdue for a skin cancer screening or are scheduling your very first, the team at Chevy Chase Dermatology is pleased to provide this appointment for proactive evaluation of the skin. Call 301-656-SKIN to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Margaret Summerville and her dedicated staff located in Chevy Chase, MD.

Category: Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment

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