Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is important to make sure to talk with your doctor about scheduling a skin exam at least once a year. It is also extremely vital to check your own skin about once a month. Make sure to check all over your body-even using a hand held mirror to look at areas that may be hard to see. Ask a family member or close friend to check for you as well. If you notice any changes to moles, freckles or any other marks on your skin, schedule an appointment with your doctor right away.
Emory Decatur Hospital hosts a Skin Cancer Awareness Day every year in May. Complimentary skin screenings are provided. Call 404.501.WELL (9355) for more information.
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