Full Skin Check and Dermatoscopy
Summerland Skin Cancer Clinic recommends an annual full skin check to avoid missing any spots in obscure or hard to see places on the body.
Observing moles over time to diagnose melanomas that grow very slowly and in the early stages may not show any obvious clues to their malignancy.
A biopsy involves taking a sample of a suspicious lesion where the diagnosis is unclear, a pathologist can then give an exact diagnosis.
For some early skin cancers, non-surgical treatments such as Phototherapy, Cryotherapy and Topical creams are valid options.