May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to educate—and protect—yourself. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer, but minimizing your risk is easier than you think. Daily SPF, annual skin exams and keeping an eye out for new spots and changes in existing moles are the best ways to start. Early detection is key for optimal outcomes, and if you’re due for a full-body check, make your appointment today!
Not sure what to look for when checking yourself for skin cancer? Anything suspicious warrants a trip to the dermatologist, but the below left image shows basal cell carcinoma and the below right is a malignant melanoma—and yes, you should check the soles of your feet, too!
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