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How often should I have my skin checked for melanoma?

Alice Domar
Psychology
There is no good data proving that skin checks reduce the risk of death by melanoma, so whether to get an annual full-body skin check is up to you. An alternative possibility is taking advantage of a doctor’s visit that occurs for an unrelated reason, and then asking your doctor to be on the lookout for unusual growths.
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