Skin Cancer Screening
By the age of 70, 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer. In fact, it’s the most common form of cancer. The good news is that it’s extremely treatable, and most cases can be cured completely if they’re caught early enough. The bad news is that if you find a mole or discoloration you’re concerned about, the average wait time to see a dermatologist is 32 days.
Not anymore! At ZoomCare, we offer same-day access to crucial diagnostic care with our new skin cancer screening service. In support of our mission of providing convenient, high-quality and innovative healthcare, ZoomCare is partnering with SkinIO to offer AI-enhanced skin cancer screenings, consultations with dermatologists, and more effective treatment.
What’s involved in a skin cancer screening at ZoomCare?
At ZoomCare, you can schedule a skin cancer screening at any time up to 30 days in advance! You’ll get your photo taken — either a specific area or your whole body — by a ZoomCare provider, using an AI photographic tool powered by SkinIO’s technology.
- Patients will need to remove all jewelry
- Patients will need to wear a makeup-free face if their face is part of the screening
- Patients will need to undress to underwear and/or a bra
The images are then securely processed and analyzed by SkinIO’s algorithms to highlight concerning moles and lesions on the skin, then sent to a board-certified dermatologist for screening review.
Within 3–5 days, you’ll get your results via private email in ZoomCare’s message center. If needed, the email will include a recommendation to schedule a follow-up visit with a dermatologist, who can examine any areas of concern. Otherwise, you’ll get the all clear!
Please note: this service does not include biopsies. If needed, you’ll be referred to one of our clinics with a Dermatology service line for biopsy services.
What is SkinIO and how does it work?
SkinIO is a screening tool that uses AI-powered analysis to examine your skin for any concerning moles, blemishes, or abnormalities. Here’s how it works:
- Guided by SkinIO’s photo-taking guide, your ZoomCare provider will take photographs of your body. These can be photos of your entire body from head to toe, or they can focus on a specific area of concern.
- Automated, AI-enabled mole-mapping and outlier detection helps to see more of what actually matters on your skin, in detail and in context. The software looks for new spots or spots that have changed color, size, or shape that you might not have noticed.
- All images are encrypted, removed from the device they’re taken on, and sent to secure HIPAA-compliant cloud storage. All images and results are remotely reviewed by SkinIO’s panel of expert dermatologists to determine whether you need a follow-up.
- You’ll have full access to all the photos taken through the SkinIO app to review important information about your examination, your photos, and your results.
Why do I need a skin cancer screening?
Even if you don’t spend a lot of time in the sun or have a family history of skin cancer, you can still benefit from a skin cancer screening. In fact, about 60% of people who develop skin cancer have no risk factors other than exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Plus, skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, not just on areas that are exposed to the sun.
A skin cancer screening is a simple and painless procedure that can be completed in just a few minutes, so it’s a quick and easy way to ensure that you catch any potential skin cancer early, when it is highly treatable. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with over 5 million new cases diagnosed each year, so don’t wait. Prevention is the best medicine!
Who should get a skin cancer screening?
If you're over the age of 18 and looking to take control of your skin health, consider getting a baseline record of your skin with this service. By doing so, you'll be able to monitor your skin and track any changes year over year. This service is especially important for those with high risk factors, including:
- A personal or family history of skin cancer
- A tendency to sunburn easily
- A history of serious sunburn (more than five sunburns severe enough to blister)
- Frequent exposure to UV radiation
- Abnormal skin lesions or moles
- Organ transplant.
In fact, it is recommended that anyone over the age of 35 gets an annual skin check-up. This is particularly important for those who spend a lot of time in the sun, such as truck drivers, airline pilots, and those who work outdoors. Don't wait until it's too late — take control of your skin health today!