Have you ever found yourself questioning where a mole came from or if a certain mole is changing? Have you spent hours under the sun? Does anyone in your family have a history of skin cancer? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then strongly consider having your skin examined by a Mercyhealth board certified skin specialist.
Important questions to ask yourself when you are looking at your skin:
- Is my mole symmetric in shape?
- Is the border of my mole sharp and well defined?
- Is my mole just one color and is it smaller than an eraser on a pencil?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then strongly consider having your skin scanned at Mercyhealth Galleria Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Loves Park, IL.
Do you know that melanomas are considered one of the deadliest forms of cancers to affect humans? Fortunately, our specialized doctors and staff hunt for melanomas on the skin day in and day out. They’ve spent tens of thousands of hours training and conditioning their eyes to seek out these silent killers.
Aashish Taneja, MD
Mercyhealth Galleria Dermatology and Plastic Surgery