Skin cancer: Main symptoms to look out for warning of basal cell carcinoma

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Skin cancer: Main symptoms to look out for warning of basal cell carcinoma

Check yourself head to toe“Look for new or changing lesions that grow, bleed or do not heal.“Learn how to check your own skin.See your dermatologis

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Check yourself head to toe

“Look for new or changing lesions that grow, bleed or do not heal.

“Learn how to check your own skin.

See your dermatologist annually for a professional skin exam

“Self-exams do not take the place of a specialist who is skilled at identifying and treating abnormal skin growths.

Follow up

“If you’ve already had either BCC or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), or a precancer like actinic keratosis, be sure to see your doctor at recommended intervals.

Be sun-safe every day of the year

“Avoid unprotected UV exposure, seek the shade, especially when the sun is strongest and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.

“Safeguarding yourself every day is the single most effective way to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.”



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