Skin Cancer, Nonmelanoma (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have an irritated or irregular skin growth. This includes any:
Be sure to show your doctor any skin growths that concern you so that they can be evaluated and treated if necessary.
Watchful waiting, or surveillance, is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you suspect that you have nonmelanoma skin cancer. The earlier skin cancer is detected, the sooner it can be effectively treated.
Who To See
Health professionals who can examine and diagnose a suspicious skin growth include:
Doctors who can remove a large skin growth or one in a noticeable area while minimizing scars that may result from surgery include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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