Over time, sun damage, ageing and genetics can lead to changes in our skin. We offer a complete body check of your skin, which can help detect skin cancer and melanoma in time. The earlier skin cancer is detected and treated, the better the chances of a cure and the better the cosmetic outcome.

Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and just like any other area of our body, it deserves attention. Over time, sun damage, aging and genetics can lead to changes, some more severe than others.

A complete body check examines the entire skin for signs of the following types of cancer:

  • Skin cancer (basal cell and squamous cell)
  • Melanoma of the melanoma

Skin cancer (basal cell and squamous cell) is the most common type of cancer of all. Skin cancer is not melanoma and it’s important to distinguish between them. Our examination provides you with both a skin cancer check and a mole check.

The doctor will systematically examine your skin from head to toe. This includes the scalp, face, neck, arms, hands, torso, legs and feet. Cuticles and areas between the toes and fingers will also be checked.

Read more below to learn more about how the survey works.


  1. Preparation: Make sure to remove all makeup, nail polish and jewelry so the doctor can examine all skin areas closely.
  2. Clothing choices: Choose loose-fitting clothing that can be easily slipped on and off, allowing easy access to all parts of the body.
  3. Medical history: Be prepared to provide a detailed medical history, including any history of skin problems and skin cancer in the family.


  1. Initial consultation: The doctor will begin with a short conversation to understand your concerns and to learn more about any symptoms you may be experiencing.
  2. Visual inspection: The doctor will systematically examine your skin from head to toe. This includes the scalp, face, neck, arms, hands, torso, legs and feet. Cuticles and areas between the toes and fingers will also be checked.
  3. Using a dermatoscope: To get a closer look at suspicious areas, your doctor may use an instrument called a dermatoscope. This provides a magnified and illuminated view of the skin.


  1. Results and recommendations: After the examination, your doctor will discuss the results with you and may recommend further tests or treatment.
  2. Follow-up: Depending on your risk factors and the results of the examination, regular follow-up appointments may be recommended.
  3. Sampling: If areas of concern are found, a skin biopsy may be required for further analysis.

We hope this description has made you more comfortable with how a skin cancer body check is performed. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, and it’s important to be aware of changes in the skin that could indicate the presence of skin cancer. Early detection increases the chances of effective treatment, and a full-body skin cancer screening is a good way to ensure this. But how often should you have such an examination?

General Guidelines

  • Changes: If you notice any changes in your skin, it is recommended to have an examination by a specialist.
  • Adults with no known risk factors: For people with no known risk factors for skin cancer, it may be a good idea to have a full body examination every two years from the age of 35 onwards.
  • Adults with risk factors: If you have one or more moderate risk factors, such as a family history of skin cancer, fair skin, or a history of repeated sunburns, you may want to get a full-body exam annually, depending on your specialist’s advice.

Additional Considerations

  • Children and adolescents: In children and adolescents, the risk of skin cancer is typically low, but a basic skin check by a specialist can still be beneficial, especially if there are particular concerns or risk factors.
  • Self-examination: In between professional examinations, it’s a good idea to regularly check your own skin for changes or suspicious spots.

Executive summary

How often you should have a full body skin cancer screening varies depending on your personal risk factors and medical history. It’s important to talk to your doctor about what’s most appropriate for you. Self-examinations and paying attention to your skin can complement professional full-body examinations, but do not replace them.

For more personal guidance, you are always welcome to contact us by phone
+45 30 14 00 14

A consultation and full body examination costs DKK 2,200. See services and prices for all our treatments.

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As we are a private clinic, referrals from your own doctor are not free. However, if you have health insurance, we encourage you to contact them to see if they cover you.