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Worried about cancer? How often should sunbather go to derm for exam?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dermatologist

Should examine you and make recommendations.

In brief: Dermatologist

Should examine you and make recommendations.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6 months

Every six months, if you don't have a history of prior skin cancer, and you are not taking any chemotherapy medications for other reasons.
Otherwise, you should be seen every 3 months for a complete skin exam. Make sure your physician examines all skin surfaces, not just the easy-to-get-to parts of your arms and legs.

In brief: 6 months

Every six months, if you don't have a history of prior skin cancer, and you are not taking any chemotherapy medications for other reasons.
Otherwise, you should be seen every 3 months for a complete skin exam. Make sure your physician examines all skin surfaces, not just the easy-to-get-to parts of your arms and legs.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Limit exposure first

Your question is not easy to answer. However, you should limit your sun exposure and always wear preferably a shirt, but at least sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin.
See a dermatologist for a first visit and let them advise you further regarding protection from the sun, and an examination schedule.

In brief: Limit exposure first

Your question is not easy to answer. However, you should limit your sun exposure and always wear preferably a shirt, but at least sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin.
See a dermatologist for a first visit and let them advise you further regarding protection from the sun, and an examination schedule.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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