Skin Cancer Diagnostics
Diagnostic testing with the latest technologies is vital for accurately identifying, staging and determining treatment for melanoma and other skin cancers. We use the most up-to-date diagnostic services for our skin cancer patients.
Some of the tests commonly used to diagnose skin cancer include:
- examination of skin
- skin biopsy, to analyze tissue in laboratory
- CT (computed tomography) scan
- sentinel lymph node biopsy, to check for possible spread
Depending upon physical examination findings, symptoms or laboratory results, other tests also may be recommended.
Diagnostic testing using advanced technology for all types of cancer is available at all Abington Health locations, including Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital, Abington Health Center – Schilling Campus (in Willow Grove) and Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus. If a biopsy is indicated, our Pathology Department offers special expertise in analyzing test results.
Learn more about our skin cancer care:
Free skin cancer screenings are offered annually to the uninsured and underinsured as a community service. For a schedule of dates, contact Community Health Education at 215-481-2204.