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Can your moles be a sign of skin cancer?

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When it comes to your health and skin cancer, be proactive and keep an eye out for dangerous moles. Moles can be linked to skin cancer. This is especially true if you have a family history of skin cancer linked to moles.

In addition to limiting your exposure to sunlight and using sunscreens, examining yourself for moles can help with early detection of melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer) and your subsequent treatment.

From: Moles and Skin Cancer Screening WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Dermatology. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

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