Skin Cancer (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Many people, especially those who have fair coloring or have had extensive sun exposure, should periodically check their entire body for suggestive moles and lesions.
Have your primary health-care provider or a skin specialist (dermatologist) check any moles or spots that concern you.
See your health-care provider to check your skin if you notice any changes in the size, shape, color, or texture of pigmented areas (such as darker areas of skin or moles).
If you have skin cancer, your skin specialist (dermatologist) or cancer specialist (oncologist) will talk to you about symptoms of metastatic disease that might require care in a hospital.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2014
Michael S Lehrer, MD
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