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Could a primary care doctor check for skin cancer?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Most primary care physicians are qualified to check for skin cancer.
Ask to have a "complete skin exam". When i perform this, i look at every skin surface, even under underwear because melanoma can grow just about anywhere. If there is a questionable lesion you might be referred to a dermatologist or a surgeon for a biopsy.

In brief: Yes

Most primary care physicians are qualified to check for skin cancer.
Ask to have a "complete skin exam". When i perform this, i look at every skin surface, even under underwear because melanoma can grow just about anywhere. If there is a questionable lesion you might be referred to a dermatologist or a surgeon for a biopsy.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Certainly!

In brief: Yes

Certainly!
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