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What is a skin check?

A skin check is a medical examination of the skin by a healthcare professional or dermatologist to assess the overall health of the skin and detect any potential issues. During a skin check, the healthcare professional will examine the skin on various parts of the body, including the scalp, face, neck, chest, back, arms, hands, legs, and feet, looking for any abnormalities such as moles, lesions, rashes, or other skin conditions.

Skin checks are important for early detection of skin cancer, which is one of the most common types of cancer. A skin check can also help you identify other skin conditions that may need treatment. Regular skin checks are especially important for people who have a history of skin cancer or other skin conditions, as well as those who spend a lot of time in the sun or have a family history of skin cancer. We also recommend checking your own skin once a month. It is important to identify anything new or changing.

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