Looking for Skin Cancer

by: cancercompass

CBS news published an informative article on Wednesday about the importance of checking skin, the body’s largest organ, for cancer.

Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing are not enough. One must periodically check their skin to make sure that mole isn't cancer.

In fact, Dr. Ariel Ostad, a New York City-based dermatologist, told CBS News that doctors usually recommend a head-to-toe self-exam once a month.

The Skin Cancer Foundation provided 25 images for the article of both cancerous and non-cancerous marks to look for on the skin like melanoma, actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, birth marks and moles.

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