May 5, 2021

Melanoma Monday, a reminder to get that mole checked

Melanoma Monday is the first Monday of National Melanoma Awareness Month, and with it, comes a reminder to prioritize your skin health.

And doctors emphasize that even tele-dermatology appointments cannot replace an in-person visit with an experienced health care provider, who can check all of your skin for moles or spots that should be tested.

“I think that tele-dermatology, meaning remote dermatology, has become so much more common and accessible during the pandemic. But really, the one part of dermatology that you can’t do remotely is skin checks. You really need to do those in person,” said Dr. Whitney Bowe, a New York-based dermatologist.