Skin Cancer | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I have a mole that’s getting bigger. Could it be skin cancer?
  • I spent a lot of time in the sun as a child. Should I be checked for skin cancer regularly?
  • My father had skin cancer. Am I more likely to have it, too?
  • What is the best way to protect my child from the sun?
  • I like to swim. Will the water protect me from the sun?
  • I have skin cancer. How will I be treated?
  • I have darker skin. Can I still get skin cancer?
  • What should I look for when I do a self-examination of my skin?


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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 01/96