It’s important to get skin screenings.
Removing an early melanoma has not really been shown to affect overall deaths from melanomas, but it does save other morbidity such as protect you from more extensive disease.
Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer diagnosed in the US.
High risk individuals are those with many moles, history of sunburns and those who have had family members with melanomas.
Some skin checks can be done via telehealth, but some need to be done in person.