Offering You Clarity and Peace of Mind with Regular Skin Cancer Screenings

Whether you think you might be at elevated risk for skin cancer or not, it’s still highly important to ensure that you receive skin cancer screenings on a regular basis. Given that skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, skin cancer screenings become increasingly important to ensure your overall health. Here at The Dermatology Center, we offer skin cancer screenings that can help you enjoy total peace of mind and the knowledge that your skin is healthy and cancer-free. To learn more about the skin cancer screenings we offer and how they can help you, reach out to our Fredericksburg office and speak with a staff member to set up your initial consultation today.

Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer

It cannot be stressed enough: Everybody should visit their dermatologist on a yearly basis for skin cancer screenings, as this type of cancer is both increasingly common and incredibly easy to treat if it is caught early enough on. While it’s recommended that you visit The Dermatology Center for screenings on a regular basis, it’s also important to understand the signs and symptoms that might indicate you’re dealing with a cancerous or precancerous lesion.

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of skin cancer include:

  • Whitish, waxy bumps on the skin
  • Flat, darkened lesions
  • Cysts that are red and firm to the touch
  • Crusty or flaking lesions
  • Moles that change in size, texture, or color
  • Lesions on the palms or soles of the feet that are dark
  • Dark lesions on mucous membranes
  • Irregular moles or brown spots
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Screening for Skin Cancer

Two general methods are used for skin cancer screening, and your board-certified dermatologist will determine which type applies to your situation once you’ve visited us for your initial consultation. This visit will give your dermatologist an important opportunity to learn about your medical concerns and get to know your lifestyle, as this information will help them determine the type of screening process that is ideal for you.

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In-Person Examination

One of the quickest and most effective ways to screen a patient for skin cancer is to simply examine them visually, at our comfortable and inviting Fredericksburg office. Our highly experienced and extensively trained, board-certified dermatologists can often determine whether a lesion is cancerous or precancerous with an in-person examination.

Skin Biopsy

In some cases, a bit more information is required to determine exactly what kind of skin concern you’re dealing with. When this is the case, a biopsy will be performed, which involves removing a small portion of the skin in question before sending it to a laboratory where it will be tested for any telltale signs of skin cancer. This also helps us understand the type of potential cancer.

Skin Cancer Treatment Options in Fredericksburg

Skin cancer can be addressed through a variety of means, which are offered here at The Dermatology Center. Your screening will help us understand which type of cancer you’re dealing with. This information, combined with how far the cancer has progressed, will help us determine which approach is ideal for treating you.

Light Therapy

If you are dealing with the presence of precancerous lesions, laser energy and light therapy can be highly effective, non-surgical methods by which you’re able to enjoy health and clear skin. Procedures like Blu-U light therapy are highly advanced, almost surprisingly effective, and create exciting results without requiring any significant downtime or recovery period.


Surgical excision is perhaps the most common method by which skin cancer is treated. This type of procedure is relatively quick and simple, and can often be performed with local anesthesia. By carefully excising the cancerous skin or lesion, our surgeons can help you say goodbye to skin cancer without harming the surrounding tissues.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that involves removing a cancerous lesion or cancerous skin very carefully, layer by layer. During a Mohs procedure, your surgeon will remove one thin layer of skin at a time, testing the site to see if cancerous cells remain. This process is repeated until no cancerous cells are left, ensuring precise results every time.

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Pick a Practice You Can Trust for Skin Cancer Treatment in Fredericksburg

Led by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Terri Morris, The Dermatology Center is committed to offering you an elevated level of care. Our team is excited to be providing patients in Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas with a wide range of both surgical and non-surgical skin cancer treatment options, each of which can help you enjoy healthy, clear skin and a look you’ll positively love.

We offer solutions to medical skin issues, alongside a delightfully robust medspa offering. When you’re ready to explore the various ways The Dermatology Center can help you, a member of our team is standing by and ready to set you up with your initial consultation. Healthy skin awaits!

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