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What are some surprising spots for skin cancer?

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The next time you grab your sunscreen, don't forget these spots. They're also important places to look when you look for signs of sun damage:

  • Scalp
  • Ears
  • Eyelids
  • Lips
  • Soles of your feet
  • Palms of your hands
  • Between your fingers and toes

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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