Full body skin cancer screenings are the first line of defense against skin cancer. Regular screenings ensure that abnormal growths on the skin are detected before they progress into more dangerous forms.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) February 05, 2018
In 1997, Dr. Daniel Taheri established the LA Laser and Skin Center in a bustling corner of Los Angeles. At first, his small dermatology office offered basic medical and cosmetic procedures with an emphasis on skin cancer treatment. He enjoyed immediate success and soon added more cosmetic treatments to the list of offerings while also making plans to open more facilities throughout Los Angeles. As Dr. Taheri and his team researched new office locations, they began to notice an unsettling trend. The tristate area was riddled with patient populations who would have to travel hours outside their hometowns just to be treated by a dermatologist. It was particularly problematic for patients who desperately needed lifesaving skin cancer screening and treatment. Troubled by this statistic, they abandoned plans to serve high income populations and instead restructured Taheri’s business model to work for underserved communities. In no time at all, LA Laser and Skin Center opened facilities in remote areas of California, Arizona, and Nevada. Today, these full service dermatology centers offer free skin cancer screenings to anyone who walks through their doors.
Full body skin cancer screenings are the first line of defense against skin cancer. Regular screenings ensure that abnormal growths on the skin are detected before they progress into more dangerous forms. Dr. Taheri recommends that patients receive a full body skin cancer screening at least once a year, but every six months is ideal. Patients who receive a free skin cancer screening at LA Laser and Skin Center can expect a quick and painless 10-15 minute full body exam. A skin cancer specialist will check the entire body for abnormal looking moles and spots, paying close attention to size, color, border, and shape. If anything looks suspicious, a biopsy will be ordered. Biopsies are samples of body tissue taken in order to test for cancer cells. Sometimes a biopsy will be small, and other times a doctor may need to use stitches to close the skin surrounding the biopsied area. Regardless of size, biopsy procedures are always performed using local anesthesia in a regular office setting. In most cases, the LA Laser and Skin Center team can even complete biopsies on the same day as skin cancer screening appointments, eliminating the need for extra office visits. After biopsies are taken, the skin tissues are then sent to a lab for testing. Soon after, a specialist will contact patients to discuss the results. Sometimes, LA Laser and Skin Center requires patients to return to the doctor’s office to receive test results. This insures that every detail about the diagnosis as well as suggestions for the next steps in treatment are thoroughly addressed.
When Dr. Taheri and his team must deliver a skin cancer diagnosis, the compassionate and caring specialists at LA Laser and Skin Center jump to action with state of the art treatment options. In particular, Dr. Taheri is one of the few health care providers in remote areas of California, Arizona, and Nevada who performs Mohs micrographic surgery, a lifesaving cancer removal procedure with a 99% cure rate for first time skin cancer patients. Because LA Laser and Skin Center provides essential yet rare cancer treatment, Dr. Taheri’s practice is crucial for underserved communities.
To learn more about skin cancer treatments, Mohs micrographic surgery, and the world class staff of skin cancer specialists at LA Laser and Skin Center, visit http://www.lalasercenter.com or call 1-800-501-3376.