Understanding the Importance of an Annual Skin Exam

There are over 3,000 skin diseases. However, cancer is the most problematic of them all. Despite the fact that skin cancer is one of the most frequent types of cancer in the USA, annual skin exams can detect it in its earliest stage, and therefore can help apply the necessary treatment as soon as possible, with optimum results. There are certain risk factors due to which an annual skin check is highly recommended. Such factors may include having red or blonde hair, having a light hair color, a skin which can get sunburn quite easily or if you have a family history of melanoma. At the same time, it may be indicated to do the annual skin exam if you had many tanning bed uses in the past or in…
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