Skin Cancer Screening

Finding cancer in its earliest stage offers the best chance of successful treatments. That’s why screening for skin cancer is important—especially if you have an increased risk for developing skin cancer.

Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center is passionate about offering routine screenings at our NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center for those at risk for skin cancer, melanoma and many other cancer types.

Our skin cancer screening program focuses on finding cancer as early as possible, even before symptoms occur, so you can take steps to protect your health. Regular skin screenings are an important part of skin cancer prevention. Some skin cancer risk factors are linked to your personal and family medical history. If you have any of the following risk factors, we encourage you to get a skin cancer screening:

  • A history of blistering sunburns
  • Fair skin that burns easily
  • Familial atypical multiple mole melanoma syndrome (FAMMMS)
  • History of precancerous lesions
  • Personal or family history of skin cancer, melanoma or dysplastic nevi
  • Previous major scar or burn
  • Taking immunosuppressive medicine

At Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center, you can expect our compassionate and skilled healthcare providers to offer personalized screening in a supportive setting. And you’ll benefit from the latest, most advanced technology available to treat skin cancer.

For more than 50 years, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center has been a leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of over 200 types of cancer. Turn to us for comprehensive cancer screening.

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As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center supports the mission and guidelines of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The following information about types of cancer, prevention and treatments is provided by the NCI.