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Abbe Weinerman
My generation, we started sitting in the sun with baby oil with sun reflectors. Damage was done...there was no looking back. As I got older and the media and dermatologists started to speak about skin cancer, I became more aware and started doing my own skin checks and being diligent in getting skin cancer screenings 2 times a year.

I am the one who pointed out the suspicious looking freckles to my doctors, and each time, they were in concurrence that they should be biopsied and checked. It's important to see your dermatologist to get checked. The smallest mark on your skin could be the most deadly.