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Skin Is Always In

Skin Is Always In

September 02, 2009

Get out there in the SoCal sun, but get in to your fave derm office and stay on top of your skin health. I talked with skin guru, Dr. Jane Khoury, to get the skinny on what to look for: the A B C and Ds of melanoma.

Do you get annual skin checks? If so, bravo. If not, cue obnoxious buzzer noise! Get in there. It’s time.

I won’t get way into all the doom and gloom, but melanoma is on the rise. And while moles aren’t glam to talk about, here are a few quick facts to think on:

•One in four who develops skin cancer is under the age of 40

•One in 5 Americans will get skin cancer in the course of a lifetime

•More than a million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year

•One person dies every hour from skin cancer, primarily melanoma

•Nationally, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of cancer of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.

•The risk of developing melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has more than doubled in the past decade.

Okay, enough already? I know. Just go.

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