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Skin cancer

Are you a melanoma risk?

Some people are at greater risk than others for contracting melanomas, the most serious of skin cancers. Here's a list of those most at risk.

Why sunburn triggers cancer

Doctors have long known that getting severe sunburn when you're young increases your risk of skin cancer later in life.

Why more men get skin cancer

Researchers have found that a naturally occurring amount of antioxidants in females may be the reason that males are three times more likely to get skin cancer.

How to do a skin self-examination

Are you at risk of skin cancer? Then your doctor may recommend that you do a regular skin self-examination. Follow this step-by-step guide.

Beating skin cancer

There isn’t really anything like a healthy suntan. All damage to your skin is accumulative and sunburn at 16 could very well mean skin cancer at 35.

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Preventing skin cancer

Worldwide, the highest incidence of skin cancer is found amongst the Europeans living in South Africa and Australia.

Diagnosing skin cancer

If you have a change on the skin, your doctor must find out whether it's due to cancer or to some other cause. This usually involves a biopsy.

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