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How to Do a Skin Cancer Self-Check

The words “skin cancer” are scary because we often associate all skin cancer with the often-deadly melanoma. But, most skin cancers—even some melanomas—are curable when diagnosed and treated early. But since you likely only see your primary care provider once a year for an annual physical, it is up to you to identify any suspicious skin lesions that may need to be checked sooner by a medical professional.

What You Need for a Self-Check

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Skin Cancer or Age Spots? How to Tell the Difference

With age, cumulative exposure to UV radiation increases…and so does the likelihood of skin changes. Sun damage often causes hyperpigmentation that is completely harmless (even if aesthetically displeasing to your eye). However, sometimes areas of hyperpigmentation can be an indication of skin cancer. Here’s how to tell the difference.

What Is an Age Spot?

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