How to Prepare for Your Skin Cancer Doctor Visit

Having made your appointment with a healthcare provider, there are certain actions that you need to take in order to maximize the benefit of your doctor visit for your skin cancer screening and appointment:

  • Bring a past medical history and family history to the office with you.
  • Make a note of any skin lesions or change in pigment to alert the physician.
  • Wear loose clothing and undergarments for a full body skin exam.
  • Leave your shyness and embarrassment home – even areas covered by undergarments may be examined.
  • Stop aspirin a week prior to the exam if there is any possibility of biopsies.

 

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