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Tips On Moles And Cancer Prevention It is very important for you to keep track of and notice changes that happen to your skin. Skin cancer is a very serious and potentially fatal illness for many people. Continue reading to find helpful tips for self-examination and knowing when to see a doctor. Check every so often to see if you have any new moles. It is important to notice these so you can take a closer look at them. Of course, most moles are harmless, and you don't have anything to worry about with them. However, with as much exposure as most people have to the sun, you must watch for new moles that develop. Make sure you note the size and shape of the mole as well as the color. If the mole looks normal in color, then you're most likely out of the woods. The moles that are cancerous are dark in color. Also, make sure you note the size and shape of the mole as this is important as well. Periodically reinspect your moles to make sure nothing has changed. Moles will of course grow and change a little, but you're looking for cancerous changes. Make sure that you are noticing things like that, as this will definitely be a sign that you should go see a doctor. If the mole or moles have changed, you're going to want to write down what has changed. Make a note of the changes, and tell your doctor what you have experienced as you've given yourself the self-examinations. This will help show the track record and time frame, which will help your doctor with the diagnosis and treatment. You should contact your doctor immediately to make an appointment. This needs to be done as soon as possible because you're talking about cancer. You have to act fast to protect yourself, and to seek treatment immediately. If you can't get an appointment with your doctor, then you need to find a doctor that can see you immediately. Don't procrastinate! Make sure you get in to see someone immediately. Make sure you bring your notes with you so you can show your doctor as mentioned before. This will help with the diagnosis, and you need to be prepared because this is serious. If your doctor recommends that you see a specialist, you're going to want to do that. Your doctor will know what to do, so the specialist is going to be the person to help you if recommended. This also means that you might need some extra tests run, or that it might be more serious than you think. It is important that you take the idea of skin cancer very seriously. Self-examination is part of prevention, and you should always watch your moles and their changes. Make sure you keep the tips in mind that you've read, and use them as a guideline for what you should do about your skin and cancer. Never procrastinate, and always make sure that you are doing self-examinations. Click Here For More Information
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