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How can you spot skin cancer?

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Check your body often for new growths or any changes in ones you already have. Use hand mirrors to get a closer view:

  • Chest and back
  • Each side
  • Underarms
  • Hands and palms
  • Fronts and backs of your arms and legs
  • Tops and soles of your feet
  • Spaces between your toes
  • Scalp -- part your hair to get a closer look
  • Behind and inside your ears
  • Face
  • Backside and genitals

SOURCES:

HealthyWomen: "Unexpected Places You Can Get Skin Cancer."

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada: "Surprising Places Vulnerable to Skin Cancer and Melanoma."

Skin Cancer Foundation: "Lip Cancer: Not Uncommon, Often Overlooked," "The Eyelids: Highly Susceptible to Skin Cancer."

Mayo Clinic: "Melanoma: Symptoms," "Skin Cancer: Prevention," "Skin Cancer: Risk Factors."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "Skin Cancers of the Feet."

Melanoma Research Foundation: "Cutaneous Melanoma, or Melanoma of the Skin."

American Cancer Society: "Tests for Melanoma Skin Cancer."

Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund: "Melanoma Where the Sun Doesn't Shine."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Detect Skin Cancer."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 25, 2017

SOURCES:

HealthyWomen: "Unexpected Places You Can Get Skin Cancer."

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada: "Surprising Places Vulnerable to Skin Cancer and Melanoma."

Skin Cancer Foundation: "Lip Cancer: Not Uncommon, Often Overlooked," "The Eyelids: Highly Susceptible to Skin Cancer."

Mayo Clinic: "Melanoma: Symptoms," "Skin Cancer: Prevention," "Skin Cancer: Risk Factors."

American Podiatric Medical Association: "Skin Cancers of the Feet."

Melanoma Research Foundation: "Cutaneous Melanoma, or Melanoma of the Skin."

American Cancer Society: "Tests for Melanoma Skin Cancer."

Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund: "Melanoma Where the Sun Doesn't Shine."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Detect Skin Cancer."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 25, 2017

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