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New Survey Finds Teen Girls and Young Women Need a Lesson on Dangers of Indoor Tanning


FACT SHEETS

Indoor Tanning

Skin Cancer

Melanoma

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What to Expect at a
Skin Cancer Screening

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Body Mole Map
Instructions to follow for a thorough skin exam
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The ABCDEs of Melanoma Detection

Look for Danger Signs in
Pigmented Lesions of the Skin


Consult your dermatologist immediately if any of your moles or pigmented spots exhibit:

   

One half unlike the other half.

Irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.

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Varied from one area to
another; shades of tan and brown, black; sometimes
white, red or blue

While melanomas are
usually greater than
6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller

 
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A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest
or is changing in size, shape or color.

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