Screen Early for the Peace of Mind You Need
Melanoma affects millions of Americans every year, making it the most common form of cancer. It’s also the deadliest, which means early detection can significantly increase your survival rate should you get a skin cancer diagnosis.
At Chicago Skin Clinic, Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. They also use the latest diagnostic tools to give you accurate, timely treatment recommendations and the compassionate, patient-centered care you need.
Your Skin Cancer Screening: What It Is & How It Works
At Chicago Skin Clinic, your skin cancer screening will be a simple, non-invasive examination to identify any signs of skin cancer or precancerous lesions.
We’ll visually inspect your skin — including areas that aren’t typically exposed to the sun — and carefully examine moles, freckles, birthmarks, and any other skin abnormalities to check for any suspicious features.
Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo will utilize their expertise and experience and follow a step-by-step approach — to conduct a thorough, comprehensive screening of your skin, which will include:
- Medical history assessment: Our board-certified dermatologists will review your medical history, including any previous skin cancer diagnoses, family history of skin cancer, or personal risk factors that may increase your susceptibility to skin cancer.
- Visual examination: Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo will visually inspect your skin from head to toe, including areas such as your scalp, face, neck, torso, arms, legs, palms, and soles — and even your fingernails and toenails. They’ll carefully examine any moles, spots, or lesions they discover for signs of skin cancer.
- Dermoscopy: Dermoscopy is a specialized technique that allows our dermatologists to examine skin lesions under magnification. This enhances their ability to assess the characteristics of moles or lesions and differentiate between benign and potentially malignant ones.
- Biopsy: If our dermatologists identify any suspicious lesions or abnormalities during the visual examination or dermoscopy, they may recommend a biopsy. A biopsy involves the removal of a small sample of the suspicious tissue for further examination in a laboratory.
What to Expect from Your Skin Cancer Screening
At Chicago Skin Clinic, you can expect a comfortable, efficient process during your skin cancer screening that’s designed to ensure your skin health and your physical and mental well-being.
A Thorough Examination
Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo will carefully examine your skin, paying attention to any changes, irregularities, or lesions that may require further evaluation.
Our Chicago Skin Clinic team will take the time to understand your specific concerns and address any questions you may have. We’ll provide guidance on skin cancer prevention and protection measures you need, as well as any self-examination techniques you can use for ongoing monitoring between screenings.
Compassion & Education
We believe in empowering you and all of our patients with knowledge about skin cancer prevention and early detection. Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo will kindly and thoroughly provide information on sun protection, self-examination, and lifestyle factors that can contribute to your skin health.
Depending on your skin's condition and any findings during the screening, we’ll recommend an appropriate follow-up schedule. Regular screenings are essential, especially if you have a history of skin cancer or high-risk factors.
Schedule Your Skin Cancer Screening Today
Early detection is key, so if you’re concerned about a mole or abnormal growth, spot, or bump on your skin — or you’re due for a screening — then schedule a consultation at our Chicago office today.
Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo Del Campo are dedicated to providing you with early detection, prompt treatment, and peace of mind. Schedule your skin cancer screening today and take proactive steps toward protecting your skin and preventing the progression of skin cancer.