What is a skin cancer screening?

A skin cancer screening in Dubai is a visual examination of your skin by a dermatologist to determine if your skin lesions could be skin cancer. The good news is that skin cancer is highly curable if diagnosed and treated early by dermatology specialist . In almost all cases, treatment can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. We offer our patients the most advanced technology and surgical techniques for treating common skin cancers such as melanoma.

What is skin cancer – melanoma?

The most serious form of skin cancer is melanoma, which can be fatal if left untreated. When pigment-producing skin cells mutate and grow rapidly, forming or developing from a mole-like tumor, this can happen anywhere in the body. Sometimes atypical moles can mimic the appearance of melanoma, so you should have a skin cancer test to be sure.

Our doctors are dedicated to the highest standards of medical care and patient care, focusing on providing accurate information about the diagnosis. They are a team of highly trained and experienced professionals who ensure that various disciplines come together to provide you with the best treatment.

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Skin lesions are the main warning sign of skin cancer. Also note that not all skin changes lead to skin cancer. Each type of skin cancer can manifest itself differently and also look different on each person. That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor if you notice a change in your skin. The main skin features that are common are listed below.

In basal cell carcinoma, 2 or more of the following features may be present,

A reddish, raised spot or irritated area that may itch or crust, but rarely hurts
An open sore that bleeds, oozes, or crusts and remains open for several weeks

A scar-like, white, yellow or waxy area, often with a poorly defined border

A pinkish growth with a raised edge and an encrusted central depression

A shiny pink, red, pearly white or translucent bump

Melanoma symptoms:
A large brownish spot with darker speckles
A mole that changes in color, size, or feel, or that bleeds
A small lesion with an irregular border and parts that appear red, pink, white, blue, or blue-black
Dark lesions on your palms, soles, fingertips, or toes, or on the mucous membranes lining your mouth, nose, vagina, or anus
A painful lesion that itches or burns.

Squamous cell carcinoma symptoms:

A firm, red nodule
A flat lesion with a scaly, crusted surface

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