Skin cancer on the rise in young people

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strongMake changes in your outdoor activities/strong — seek out the shade; talk a walk in the evening; sit under the umbrella by the pool.

Schedule a baseline skin examination with a dermatologist.

Track and report any changes in your skin — be on the lookout for moles that change, new moles or skin discolorations, any bleeding, irregular borders or scaling.

Skin cancer can occur in places that are not regularly exposed to the sun as well — check between toes, the soles of your feet and in the genital area.

Are you a skin cancer survivor? Please share your story with others to increase awareness of the dangers of the sun exposure and tanning.