Many people prefer to get those suspicious moles or unusual lesions in hard to see spaces checked by a friend or family member. A recent study found these skin checks not only assist in spotting skin cancer early, but also help strengthening the bond between the two people.
The research was conducted by Dr. June Robinson, research professor of dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago and published in JAMA Dermatology on September 30th 2015.
When it comes to cancers, skin cancer happens to be the most common of all. While the cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are more frequently reported, they are not as dangerous as melanoma, which is the deadliest of all. Also, people who have had a history of melanoma are 10 times more likely to develop melanomas in the future. Early detection of suspicious lesions and moles on the skin holds the key to prevention of melanoma, because the identification of such suspicious spots before they become melanoma can actually save your life. […]