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Is skin cancer poss. in area covered by clothing/NEVER exposed to sun? Skin C in family, always avoid sun/cover up/use spf, but suspect mole on torso.

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In brief: Yes

unless you have spf clothing - you still exposed.
Of course it is not as common to get cancer in covered areas but known to happen. Some more dangerous types of skin cancers happen in places where sun never shines. So, see dermatology doctor to do full body skin exam.

In brief: Yes

unless you have spf clothing - you still exposed.
Of course it is not as common to get cancer in covered areas but known to happen. Some more dangerous types of skin cancers happen in places where sun never shines. So, see dermatology doctor to do full body skin exam.
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