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Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers and it’s easy to see how skin cancer can spread quickly. This article will provide you with some useful information about skin cancer surveillance, including why it is important for all skin cancer patients.

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What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

The signs and symptoms of skin cancer depend on the type of skin cancer and can include any of the following:

-Sores or tumors on the skin that may look like burns
-Redness or swelling in the area where the tumor or sore is located
-Itching or burning sensation in the area where the tumor or sore is located
-Numbness, tingling, or pain in the area where the tumor or sore is located.
-A change in color, such as an increase in redness, scaling, or blisters

How can you prevent skin cancer and how can you detect early signs and symptoms?

-Every year, more than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. The most common type of skin cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. It accounts for 90% of all skin cancers.

-Skin cancer can be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle that includes avoiding sun exposure that causes sunburns and using sunscreen every day.

-If you do get sunburned, make sure to clean the area well with soap and water and apply a topical cream or ointment as directed by your doctor. 

-When you notice any new changes in your skin, such as an abnormal mole, it is important to see your doctor for an evaluation. Early detection is the key to the successful treatment of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it’s often preventable. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends that everyone get a skin cancer screening every year starting at age 50.

Here are some key things to know about skin cancer surveillance:

1. Get a skin check regularly 
2. Beware of sun damage 
3. Know the warning signs

Skin Cancer Surveillance: What Every Skin Cancer Patient Should Know