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How to find skin cancer

Woman checking spot beneath her armpit for skin cancer
How to check your skin for signs of skin cancer

Learning how to check your skin is a valuable life skill. It can help you find skin cancer early when the cancer is highly treatable.

After four skin cancer surgeries, Andy Jacobs walks his youngest daughter down the aisle
Melanoma can be missed if you don’t check for skin cancer

Days before being diagnosed with melanoma, Andy was unaware that he had a cancerous growth on his skin. Discover what made Andy see a board-certified dermatologist and how you can prevent missing a skin cancer on your skin.

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How can I tell if I have skin cancer?

The best way to find out whether you have skin cancer is to see a board-certified dermatologist. This is what you can expect when you do.

Woman checking her arm for signs of skin cancer
Can you spot skin cancer?

Is this a skill that everyone should have? You’ll know after watching this video.

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Quiz: Can you spot skin cancer?

Do you think you could find warning signs of skin cancer on your skin? Find out by taking this short quiz.

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Free skin cancer screenings

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, and anyone can get it. That’s why the AAD offers free screenings.

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ABCDEs of melanoma

Knowing these ABCs could save your life. Here’s what to look for.