Understanding your Skin Cancer Kit Recommendations

Understanding your Skin Cancer Kit Recommendations


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Reading Your Results from Modern Ritual Health At-home Skin Cancer Screening Kit

You've received your recommendations, but now what? Our goal at Modern Ritual is to ensure you have everything you need to understand your recommendations. That's where our four-level scale comes into play: Level One, Two, Three, and Four. Below we explain each of the levels, their definitions and some recommendations on the next steps as a result of each level.

Level One

    Definition: Normal

    Based on the image and answers provided at this point in time, the spot does not appear suspicious and no further actions are recommended.

    However, you know your body best. Continue to check your body monthly for new or changing spots at home. If the spot changes you may need to seek care or additional evaluation. Find a daily skincare product that includes an SPF of 30 or greater that you love.

    Examples may include seborrheic keratosis, a normal or benign nevi, sebaceous hyperplasia, fibrous papules, hemangioma/blood vessel growth, etc.

    Level Two

      Definition: Somewhat Abnormal

      Based on the image and answers provided at this point in time, the spot does not appear at this time suspicious for skin cancer.

      However, you know your body best. Continue to check your body monthly for new or changing spots at home. If the spot changes you may need to seek care or additional evaluation. Find a daily skincare product that includes an SPF of 30 or greater that you love.

      Evaluate your spot closely for the next 3 months. If you notice ANY changes we recommend you have a repeat dermoscopic photo or an in-person exam with your provider. We recommend that you continue to check your body monthly for new or changing spots at home and find a skincare product that includes an SPF of 30 or greater that you will use daily. Dermoscopic imaging is a highly trusted resource for screening skin cancer, however, while we recommend you MONITOR your spot, if you are still concerned, you should schedule an appointment with a dermatology provider if available

      Examples may include mild to moderate atypical mole (nevus), lentigo or sun spot with some slight changes.

      Level Three

        Definition: Abnormal

        Your spot is possibly non-melanoma skin cancer, pre-cancer, or a more concerning atypical mole. We recommend scheduling an appointment with your provider within 6 weeks or sooner for an in-person evaluation and possible biopsy/removal. p This can be a primary care provider or a surgeon if a dermatologist is not available to you within 6 weeks or sooner. Upload a photo of your pathology report or type your final diagnosis into your portal. Continue to check your body monthly for new or changing spots at-home

        Support and ongoing recommendations: We highly recommend that you find a skincare product that includes an SPF of 30 or greater that you will wear daily. To read about Skin Cancer 101 and atypical moles read more here: https://www.getmr.com/a/blog/skin-cancer-101

        Examples may include Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, actinic keratosis (pre-cancer) or severely atypical nevi/moles. These spots may fall between a 3 and a 4 (3-4)

        Level Four

          Definition: Very Abnormal

          We recommend immediate follow-up with a provider within 1-2 weeks. The evaluation of your image is DISTINCTLY ABNORMAL. We recommend that this lesion be evaluated for removal by a provider. This can be a primary care provider or a surgeon if you are not able to meet with a dermatologist in 1-2 weeks. In either scenario, request that your provider send your specimen to a dermatopathologist to fully evaluate your case as accurately diagnosing early-stage melanoma, in particular, can require additional expertise from a dermatopathologist

          DO NOT DELAY in having this lesion reviewed for IMMEDIATE removal. Please share your provider information and we will follow up directly. When seen by a provider, upload either a photo of your pathology report or type the final diagnosis into your portal.

          If you would like to speak with one of our providers you may request a 10-minute consultation in your portal. If you have issues scheduling your consultation please contact hello@getmr.com

          Support and ongoing recommendations: While a level four can be intimidating, know that you are not alone. We have gathered several resources below to support you in this process:

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