As the world continues to maneuver and adapt to life with COVID19, telehealth is becoming the new norm. Dermatologists are adopting this practice as well. Patients are able to engage in virtual "visits" to diagnose and treat symptoms. If you are concerned about a spot on your skin and can't make it to your local dermatologist, the good news is that many in your are are probably offering this service.
If you have a spot you are concerned about on your skin, it could be non melanoma skin cancer. This includes:
Don't delay your checkup because of COVID19! Telehealth is available. Sensus Healthcare has doctors all over the country that offer Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT). SRT is a non-invasive alternative to Mohs surgery. It requires no surgery, no stitching, no scarring and no downtime. Additionally, many doctors are still offering SRT during this time as it is non-invasive and carries very minimal risk. SRT is a wonderful alternative for people who are bad surgical candidates, or those who simply don't want to deal with the side-effects of surgery.
While everyone is focused on COVID19, it is important not to neglect the rest of your health. Unfortunately, life goes on despite the virus, and people are getting diagnosed with various conditions every day. If you have a skin concern, don't delay! Millions are diagnosed with non melanoma skin cancer each year, and it is important to stay on top of it's care.
Most importantly, stay healthy, stay safe, and take care of yourself and others!