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How is skin cancer diagnosed?

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Skin cancer is usually diagnosed with a biopsy. This involves taking a small sample of the tissue and looking at it under a microscope to see if there are signs of cancer.

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology. FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 14, 2017

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology. FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 14, 2017

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