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Diagnosing and Treating Skin Cancer

Treatment for melanoma skin cancer

In order to detect skin cancer, dermatology and skin cancer specialists rely on patients to follow a number of steps, which include avoiding sun exposure, scheduling regular exams at a dermatologist clinic and performing frequent self-exams to detect any changes in the skin. Hopefully, patients who follow these tips will be able to prevent skin cancer, or at least catch it in an early enough stage that it can be successfully treated. However, with one in five developing skin cancer during their lifetimes, even people who wear sunscreen religiously may notice a worrisome change in their skin. So, what should you do if you find a potential sign of skin cancer? Read on to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer below.

Diagnosis
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