Skin Cancer Screening
and Treatment

leading cosmetic dermatology provider in Boston-Wellesley

I have found this office to be very caring and punctual when they were treating my skin cancer. I found that I was very comfortable discussing my treatment plan with Dr. Weinfeld. She answered all my questions with lots of patience.

Sheldon, Age 50+ - Newton, MA

Dr.Goodkin has a pleasant approach and also took much time to do a thorough skin check and make a nervous patient feel calm.

Elizabeth, Age 57 - Franklin, MA

I was concerned about skin cancer. Multiple people in my family have had basal cell carcinoma...Dr. Goodkin performed a skin check. I was extremely impressed by the thorough exam she did. She calmed my fears and assured me that my "question areas" were perfectly normal. Thank you!

Whitney, Age 27 - Dedham, MA

ur physicians are Harvard-educated, Board-certified dermatologists who are experts

in diagnosing and treating skin cancer.

Skin cancer screening: Our physicians perform thorough total body skin examinations, from the top of your scalp to the tips of your toes, looking for any cancerous or pre-cancerous skin lesions. Our physicians are trained in dermoscopy, the latest technique that uses polarized light to reveal the specific structure of a mole or suspicious area. For high-risk patients, we use photography for �early detection of any changes-- one of the most sensitive indicators for skin cancer.

skin cancer diagnosis
Superficial basal cell
carcinoma
skin cancer screening
Nodular basal cell
carcinoma
skin cancer care Wellesley
Squamous cell
carcinoma
skin care in Boston area
Moderately atypical dysplastic nevus
 
skin cancer care
Melanoma in situ
skin care diagnosis
Amelanotic melanoma (no pigment)
 
skin cancer screening in Newton area
Melanoma

Who should have a skin cancer screening visit?
Anyone concerned about a skin growth should be checked for skin cancer. Most skin cancers are 100% curable if detected early; the American Cancer Society recommends annual skin cancer screening for everyone over the age of 50. If you are younger and have a history of sunburns or a lot of outdoor sun exposure, you should be examined, as should anyone with a first degree relative (parent, sibling, or child) with melanoma. Funny-looking or changing skin growths or moles should always be checked by a physician. While skin cancer is very rare in children, a changing or unusual-looking mole on a child should be checked.

How often should someone be screened?
How often you should be screened for skin cancer depends on many factors including your skin type, number of sunburns, age, number of moles or freckles, and level of sun damage. We will let you know at your visit how often your skin should be screened by a physician.