Remember that The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you examine your skin head to toe every month
Merkel cell cancer is a rare type of skin cancer that can arise anywhere on the body but is most often
The next section in this guide is Diagnosis. It explains what tests may be needed to learn more about
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American Academy of Dermatology. “Dermatologists provide recommendations for preventing and detecting
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References Cameron MC, Lee E, et al. “Basal cell carcinoma: Epidemiology; pathophysiology; clinical and
Tell the GP if you have a mole, freckle or other area of skin that’s recently changed.
When checking the body for signs of skin cancer, many people may only think to check their skin.
There is a chance that early melanoma could resemble a pimple, though this is less likely. Melanoma is