In the journal Melanoma Management, a group of dermatologists came together to formulate new guidelines for skin cancer and melanoma screening. These new guidelines suggest that high risk individuals between the ages of 35 and 75 should be getting annual screenings for skin cancer.
What makes a person high risk? “Anyone with history of melanoma, funny moles, family history of melanoma, uses tanning beds, or who burns easily,” Jennifer Stein, MD, an associate professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at Pelisyonkis Langone tells The Wall Street Journal. “Those are the people we really want to get in for skin checks."
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