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How Often Should You Be Checked For Skin Cancer And What Can You Do To Prevent Skin Cancer?

Holly Gardner

Skin cancer is a form of cancer that targets skin cells. This type of cancer, much like other types can eventually spread if not caught in time and can affect your other organs at some point. If you have never been checked for skin cancer, there could be something that you are missing or a spot that may need to be monitored and watched, such as a new mole or a mole that is evolving and changing. If you've never been checked for skin cancer before, it may be time to have a whole body check of your moles and other spots on your body and have them monitored. If you have a mole or other spot that you are worried about, or you have noticed has changed, you should get it checked by the dermatologist. You should also be going to the dermatologist yearly for a skin cancer check. Read on for more information about skin cancer checks and what you can do to prevent skin cancer.

When To Get A Skin Cancer Check

Again, you should go for a skin cancer check if you've never had one before. If you have any moles that you have noticed have changed, you should definitely go in for a skin cancer check. Changes in your moles may occur in size, shape, and color. If your mole has grown larger, it should be checked. If it has changed from a rounded shape to a shape with a jagged edge, it should be checked. If your mole has gone from brown to black or has a reddish color to it, it should also be checked. If you notice any changes to your moles, you need to take notes and have them checked.

How To Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can be prevented if you take good care of your skin and protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. You can't just avoid sunlight, so you have to do what you can to protect it by wearing an SPF of at least 50 or more on your skin when you are out in the sun. Make sure you apply the SPF sunscreen protection to your ears, neck, and face, as well as your hands. These are delicate parts of the skin that may see a lot more sunlight, but you may forget to apply sunscreen in these areas. Wear a large hat, sunglasses, and loose-fitting clothing when out in the sun.

If you haven't had a skin cancer check, you should go to the dermatologist to have a check of your entire body. Pay attention to your skin and any changes or abnormalities and report them to the dermatologist. 


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After spending years wondering if I would ever be able to shake a serious skin condition, I finally realized that there had to be something I could do. I began talking with a professional dermatologist about the problem, and it was really interesting to me to see just how much help he was. He walked through all of the various treatments with me and how they would affect my condition, and before I knew it, I was enjoying cleaner, more beautiful skin. I began writing this blog a few years ago in order to help other people around me to live a better life. Check it out!