Dermatology & Laser Institute recommends regular examinations for their patients, particularly for anyone who has a history of chronic sun exposure, actinic keratoses, or previous skin cancers.
Dr. Greenberg advises his patients to perform self-examinations in order to be aware of any changes in the skin. Warning signs to look for include:
- A skin growth that increases in size and appears pearly, translucent, tan, brown, black or multicolored
- A mole, birthmark, beauty mark, or any brown spot that:
- changes color
- increases in size or thickness
- changes in texture
- is irregular in outline
- is bigger than 1/4"
- appears after age 21
- A spot or sore that continues to itch, hurt, crust, scab, erode, or bleed
- An open sore that does not heal within three weeks
If you find something suspicious, please do not ignore it. Call our office at (941) 488-5300 to schedule an appointment.
Learn more about skin cancer prevention and how to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays by
visiting Medline Plus.
1415 East Venice Avenue
Venice, Florida 34292