Skin Cancer Screening
Why Skin Cancer Screening is necessary?
Klarity’s cancer screening services are clinically governed by age restrictions, if you are not within the age range for a service you will not be able to sign up to that service. This is because clinical research does not support the benefits of screening people outside our specified age eligibilities. Regardless of age, if you have symptoms then you should always seek medical advice from your Physician.
Why should I get checked for skin cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society and the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. There are several types of skin cancer, with basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma being the most common.
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC): This is the most common form of skin cancer, accounting for about 80% of cases. It is estimated that over 4 million cases of BCC are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): This is the second most common type of skin cancer, accounting for about 20% of cases. It is estimated that over 1 million cases of SCC are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
Melanoma: This is the deadliest form of skin cancer, although it accounts for a smaller proportion of cases. In 2021, it was estimated that there would be about 106,110 new cases of melanoma in the United States, with approximately 7,180 deaths.