Skin Cancer Screening & Biopsies

OOur practice offers skin cancer screening for early detection of deadly Melanoma and other skin cancers like squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma. Doctor Porras does a complete body check up and educates every patient to learn to do a self skin check up to recognize the features of skin cancer for prevention and early detection. Skin cancer screening is very important since cancer of the skin is the most common malignancy and Melanoma can be lethal. However, if identified early it can be treated. This is usually covered by your health insurance or Medicare plan. Patients with history of sun exposure, family history or personal history of skin cancer should have this screening done periodically. We also removed warts, moles, skin tags and other skin imperfections. If you are coming for a skin biopsy we recommend not taking any blood thinners, Advil, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Aspirin and fish oil for one week before the biopsies.s