Published on September 4, 2015
Updated on November 1, 2019
What to Watch for After Skin Cancer
MONDAY, August 31, 2015 (The Wall Street Journal) — Non-melanoma skin-cancer, already the most common type of cancer in the U.S., puts patients at an increased risk not only for more skin cancer, but for other potentially more serious cancers.
New research shows a sharp rise in non-melanoma skin cancers, so dermatologists and cancer groups are pushing patients who have a history of even one occurrence to be more vigilant about regular checkups. They are emphasizing the need for continued use of sunscreen, sun avoidance and protective clothing, which can help prevent future malignancies even when sun damage has already been done.
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