Dr. Kimberly Silvers, of Ithaca Dermatology, recently began using a mobile clinic in order to increase the change of diagnosing skin cancer before it spreads. According to Silvers, “we’re just trying to make people aware that they can just have a ten minute exam to check their body and it could save their life.”
Melanoma diagnoses are on the rise. It is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Most common in areas exposed to the sun, signs and symptoms of melanoma include change in the appearance of a mole, or development of an unusual looking growth on the skin. When evaluating a mole, follow the A-B-C-D-E method:
1. Is the mole “A”symmetrical?
2. Does the mole have an irregular “B”order?
3. Has the more changed in “C”olor?
4. Has the “D”iameter of the mole changed?
5. Is the mole “E”volving over time?
If the answer to any of the A-B-C-D-E questions is yes, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you speak with a doctor. Melanomas may also be hidden, so it is important that you have your skin periodically checked. Where skin cancer is diagnose early, it can be treated.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of medical malpractice cases, including a failure to diagnose skin cancer. If your or a loved one have been diagnosed with a melanoma, or if you have lost a loved one to skin cancer, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice and cancer misdiagnosis, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.