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Skin Cancer
Prevention And Early Detection

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Is Skin Cancer Prevention And
Early Detection Important?

Skin cancer, including melanoma, is preventable
and treatable if caught early. Read some of the
Frequently Asked Questions below for
answers to other questions you may have.

Do I Have Any Risks For Skin Cancer?

Check out the Melanoma Cancer Risk Calculator Tool
from The Siteman Cancer Center on this page.
It will help you determine if you do.

What Age Should I Start My Skin Self-checks?

The adults around should check the young children
they hang out with and follow these guidelines.

How Do I Do My Skin Self-check?

Watch a real person do a skin self-check.

What Are The A, B, C, D & E’s
Of Skin Cancer

Their meaning in regards to your skin can help save your life

What Do I Look For
When Checking For Skin Cancer?

Moles and rough spots can be worrisome. These photos
will help you decide if they need a doctor’s attention.

How Can I Reduce My
Chances Of Getting Skin Cancer?

Find the best sunscreens (beware of false claims),
the best protective clothing, and more.


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