Skin Cancer

Calgary Skin Cancer Clinic is a certified Non-Hospital Surgical Facility (NHSF). We are recognized experts for the diagnosis, treatment (including Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery) and prevention of skin cancer.

We offer an Urgent Skin Cancer Service; patients can be seen ordinarily within one week. If you are concerned about skin cancer and want to book an appointment, please call us at 403-457-1900 or email

All three of the commonest types of skin cancer (Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Malignant Melanoma) are increasing in incidence. These cancers are almost always treated by surgical removal. Early detection for all of these cancers is associated with the highest cure rate.

Dr. Alanen offers Complete Skin Review, a comprehensive skin cancer screen) a comprehensive overview of your skin. This includes examination of any suspicious lesions with a polarized light dermatoscope. If it is deemed ideal based on significant sun damaged noted during the CSR, three dimensional photography with the cutting edge Vectra system will be recommended. Any concerning lesions during the CSR are biopsied. To read more about skin cancer, please visit our affiliated website


If you are concerned about skin cancer and want to book an appointment, please call us at 403-457-1900 or email

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