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How to find skin cancer

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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.

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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.

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Can you spot skin cancer?

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

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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Can I get skin cancer on any part of my body?

Watch a board-certified dermatologist answer this question. His answer may surprise you.

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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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What are the signs of skin cancer?

One in five Americans will get skin cancer during their lifetime. See what two board-certified dermatologists recommend to help you find skin cancer.

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ABCDEs of melanoma

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

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