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Skin cancer symptoms — what to look for

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Florida has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the United States. When you’re in the sun often, it’s important to keep yourself protected. It’s also important to conduct regular self-exams so you can identify anything suspicious before it can turn into something worse. Skin cancer is highly curable if caught and treated early. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends doing a monthly self-exam to check for signs of skin cancer. Here’s tips on how …

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Protect yourself from skin cancer

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Every year when the weather starts warming up, it’s important to review skin cancer safety. Even in the sunshine state, it’s easy to forget about sun safety: Florida has the second-highest rate of melanoma cases in the US, according to the Florida Society of Dermatology. The rates of melanoma have been rising, and more than 9,000 people are expected to die from melanoma in 2017. The good news is, nearly 90 percent of skin cancers …