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Can You Recognize the Signs of Skin Cancer?

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.

Read full article: Can You Recognize the Signs of Skin Cancer?: MedlinePlus Health News

Read Full Article: Can You Recognize the Signs of Skin Cancer?: MedlinePlus Health News

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