Skin Cancer Screening

SkinScreen is an In Clinic full body skin check to identify moles and lesions of concern.

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.

Skin Screening Clinic Checks?

Klarity offers full body skin cancer screening through a nationwide network of clinics and consulting rooms. Each screen is carried out by a qualified skin cancer nurse who, using the latest dermatological technology, will report on moles and lesions of concern. The report will include high resolution images providing details of any changes in shape, colour, border definition and irritability.

How does it work?

Your appointment will usually take 30 minutes with a skin cancer specialist nurse who will conduct a full body skin examination. Any moles or suspicious areas of skin will be examined by the nurse who will then, if concerned, review those areas with a dermatascope. A dermatascope is a hand held device that can magnify the area of skin by up to 10 times. Lubricant would usually be applied to the area allowing the nurse to carry out the examination very closely.