SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Kenneth Arndt was quoted in a recent Harvard Health Letter article entitled Do-it-yourself skin cancer checks. "About 50% of melanomas are identified by patients, and even more are discovered if the skin is examined with the help of a partner," shared Dr. Arndt. His advice is to simply ask your partner to "take 10 minutes a month to look for skin lesions that you haven’t noted before or those that have changed in color, size or shape, and feel." He further suggested to "pay particular attention to spots that have grown and may display a variety of hues, such as tan, black, brown, pearly, or translucent; moles or pigmented spots that have changed in color, mass or contour; or sores that continually crust, bleed and itch."
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