11 Questions You Should Ask Your Dermatologist
Want to get the most out of your next visit to the skin care doc? Start taking notes
How often do I need to be seen for skin cancer prevention?Dr. Moy says it really depends on risk factors like:
• Having a family history of skin cancer
• Having a history childhood sunburns
• Having fair skin and/or freckles
• Having lots of moles
So, if you are at a high risk, then you should go see your dermatologist twice a year. However, even if you're not, it doesn't hurt to get regular yearly checkups. And no matter how few or many risk factors you have, you should always be hyper-aware of your body and anything that looks unusual on your skin. Take this quiz to see if that mole you've been perplexed about might be cancer.
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