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Melanoma: Life after treatment

If you’ve had melanoma, you have a higher risk of getting another skin cancer, including melanoma. That’s why dermatologists recommend lifelong follow-up. With the right follow-up care you can:

  • Reduce your risk of getting another skin cancer, including melanoma

  • Find skin cancer, including melanoma, early when it’s most treatable

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Self-care after melanoma treatment

Simple changes to help you find skin cancer early and reduce your skin cancer risk.

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Best defense vs. another melanoma

Find out why melanoma returns, where it can reappear, and how to lower your risk of another one.

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Melanoma survivor? You really need to check your skin!

Learn why skin self-exams are essential and how to perform one.

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Body mole map

When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. Download the AAD's body mole map for information on how to check your skin for the signs of skin cancer. Keep track of the spots on your skin and make note of any changes from year-to-year.

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Say no to indoor tanning

Most states limit minors’ access to indoor tanning equipment, such as tanning beds. Find out why and see which states have an access law.

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Skin self-exam: How to

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.