Exemplification Essay: Dermatologist And Skin Cancer

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Last year, my Uncle Randy found out he had skin cancer. Little did he know, he had a mole on his back that was very cancerous. If your primary doctor finds any unusual moles or other suspicious areas, he or she may refer you to a dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in skin problems. Dermatologists can also do regular skin exams. Many dermatologists use a technique called dermatoscopy (also known as dermoscopy, epiluminescence microscopy [ELM], or surface microscopy) to look at spots on the skin more clearly. A photo of the spot may be taken as well. (See Tests for melanoma skin cancer for more information.)

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