Anyone can develop a skin cancer, though those that have a history of sunburns or significant exposure to sunlight or tanning beds have the greatest risk. People whose close family members have had a skin cancer or those who have had a pre-cancer or skin cancer in the past themselves are also at higher risk. There are also some medical diseases and chemical exposures that can put someone at a higher risk for skin cancer.
There are two million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year. It is important to see your dermatologist for yearly skin cancer screenings in order to observe moles and skin changes that may be cancerous. The following may be signs of a skin cancer. If caught early, skin cancers are easily removed and have a high cure rate.
Changing in shape or color
See your dermatologist right away if you see any of the above happening to a mole on your skin.