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Checking Skin for Cancer

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(HealthDay News) -- Some moles can become cancerous, so it's important to examine your skin frequently.

The American Academy of Family Physicians advises that you should speak with your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms on a mole:

  • Bleeding.
  • Itching.
  • Rapid growth.
  • A sore or area that won't heal.
  • A scaly or crusty growth.
  • Rough patches that feel like sandpaper.

-- Diana Kohnle

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