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When should I see a doctor about skin cancer?

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Many people, especially those who have fair coloring or have had extensive sun exposure, should check their entire body from time to time for suspicious moles and lesions. Have your doctor or a dermatologist check any moles or spots that concern you. Pay a visit if you notice any changes in the size, shape, color, or texture.

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association. 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 20, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association. 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 20, 2019

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