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How to examine your skin yourself

  • Skin cancer can be prevented but it can also be detected early.
  • Skin cancers include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. The two latter conditions can spread in the body so early detection is important.
  • In addition to seeing a dermatologist, early detection can also be done by examining your skin.


  • This video by the American Academy of Dermatology shows how to do it (and deals specifically with the prevention of melanoma):

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  • To read more about skin cancer prevention, click HERE
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