Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. One out of five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, which is more than all other cancers combined. Exposure to natural and artificial UV light is a risk factor for all skin cancers. Most occur on the head and neck, where exposure to UV light is most common.
To help prevent skin cancer, wear protective clothing, apply sunscreen to exposed areas, and try to limit sun exposure during peak daylight hours. Also, perform self-examinations to familiarize yourself with any existing spots, freckles or moles. If you find any spot of concern (link to a pop up of ABCDEs of melanoma table) or if any spot is new or changing, see a Board-Certified Dermatologist. Periodic skin exams by a Board-Certified Dermatologist are the best way to diagnose skin cancer at its earliest stages.
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