During your skin check with your dermatologist, you will often be asked some questions and examined to assess your risk for development of skin cancers.
This may include:
- Fair skin that burns easily
- History of severe sunburns or sunbed use
- Multiple abnormal moles
- Family history of skin cancer
- Conditions or medicines that suppress the immune system
- Exposure to arsenic
If you answer yes to any of these, you are at a slightly higher risk of developing skin cancer.
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