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Should I talk to my doctor about my skin cancer symptoms?

Skin cancer, especially melanoma, can be deadly. If you have known skin cancer, a history of skin cancer or you think you have skin cancer you should talk to your doctor. Catching skin cancer early is the key to preventing complications such as disfigurement and death.
If you notice symptoms of skin cancer, you should talk to your doctor. Symptoms that look like skin cancer may actually be caused by another condition, but if you notice any changes that are worrisome, it's a good idea to see your doctor. The earlier skin cancer is diagnosed and treated, the more likely your chance for a full recovery.

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