Posts tagged "Skin cancer"

The Importance of Mole Checks

Panos Vasiloudes, MD, PhD, FAAP, FAAD; Dermatologist, Academic Alliance in Dermatology, Tampa, Fla.

Skin cancer affects over 2 million people each year, making it the most common form of cancer. Accordingly, every patient should make mole checks a priority at least once a year. A mole can be more than just an aesthetic nuisance: Though often benign in nature, moles are a very specific type of lesion that may require medical assessment.

The term “mole” is used generically to describe many types of spots on the skin—freckles, beauty marks,…

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