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Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Anyone can get skin cancer, but some people are at increased risk due to a combination of genetic factors and behaviors. Learn more about this potentially deadly cancer and what you can do to decrease your risk:

Risk Factors — Sun exposure, family history, and certain medical conditions are among the many risk factors.

What You Can Do to Protect Yourself — By limiting your exposure to UV radiation in a variety of ways, you can decrease your risk of developing skin cancer.

How to Check Your Skin — Doing a regular self-exam will help you to identify any new growths or potentially harmful changes.

Sunscreens and Tanning — Too much exposure to UV rays through indoor or outdoor tanning can lead to skin cancer.

Types of Skin Cancer — Learn about the three most common forms of skin cancer and where on the body they tend to occur.

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