It’s important to know the signs of skin cancer.
With skin cancer the most common type of cancer in the United States, you should learn to spot its early signs, a cancer doctor says.
“Early detection is key. When detected early, most skin cancers may be effectively treated and are often curable,” said Dr. Jeffrey Farma, a surgical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
“Individuals play an important role in early detection,” Farma said in a center news release. “By being familiar with your own skin markings, like moles, freckles and blemishes, you’re likely to notice any changes.”
His recommendation: Have your skin checked yearly by a physician or dermatologist, and check your own skin for signs of skin cancer by using a mirror every month.
Using the ABCDE rule of skin cancer can help identify potential problems, including the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, he said.
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