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When should I start getting annual whole-body skin exams?

Women in their thirties are getting skin cancer with increasing frequency. Put a note on your calendar to schedule an annual checkup with a dermatologist. To remind yourself, see if you can schedule it the same month as your annual pap smear with your ob-gyn. Make the month your check-up month.

From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

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