Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

How Often Should You Schedule a Skin Cancer Screening?

Woman Getting Skin Cancer Screening Atlanta GA

Although skin cancer is not the most discussed type of cancer, the risk is still very real. In fact, there are over 3 million cases of diagnosed skin cancer in the United States each year. Many of these cases involve people living in the southern part of the country – there’s a link between latitude and skin cancer! Therefore, as Georgia residents, the awareness and detection of skin cancer becomes even more important. When detected early, skin cancer is highly treatable. But it must be detected first!

The best way to detect skin cancer is by visiting your dermatologist for a professional skin cancer screening. How often should this occur? For the average patient, an annual screening is recommended. A skin cancer screening is painless and quick. It allows a skin specialists to examine any moles, markings or skin abnormalities that may indicate cancer. If you attend your screenings on a yearly basis, your physician can monitor and measure suspicious areas to ensure they aren’t changing or growing.

Doing Your Part

It is important to know that you shouldn’t wait for your annual screening to check for skin cancer. Take charge of your health and perform your own skin checks throughout the year. This can be done every 1 to 3 months and should include every inch of your skin, from head to toe. Since you can’t see your back or buttocks very well on your own, consider asking your spouse or loved one to help you out.

Not sure what to look for? First, check for marks or moles on your skin that appear flesh colored as well as other bumps or sores. The best method relies on knowing your ABC’s:

  • A – Asymmetry: Are both sides similar or different?
  • B – Border Irregularity: Is the border of the mark poorly defined or scalloped?
  • C – Color: Does the color vary from one area to another?
  • D – Diameter: Is the diameter greater than a pencil eraser size?
  • E – Evolution: Is the mark evolving or changing from what it used to look like?

For more information about skin cancer or to schedule your annual skin cancer screening in Atlanta, call Olansky Dermatology Associates. We have what it takes to keep your skin healthy and beautiful through all stages of life.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.