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Author Topic: Bunch of family has skin cancer. Do I need to worry?  (Read 4218 times)

Offline motorcycle_ronnie

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Bunch of family has skin cancer. Do I need to worry?
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:21:57 am »
I just found out one of my brother's has skin cancer. I think he said melanoma. He's figuring out treatment options now. My dad also had a form of skin cancer a few years ago but not the same kind. He had it surgically removed but didn't need to do chemo or anything because it was less aggressive. Is this something I need to worry about? Are my genetics leading me toward skin cancer? Is there anything I can do about it?

Offline lizhigh

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Re: Bunch of family has skin cancer. Do I need to worry?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 06:10:17 pm »
Skin cancer can run in families, and people with light skin have the most risk. Fortunately, it can be caught and treated early. Check your own skin, and have a doctor do so regularly, for any usual marks or changes. This factsheet gives more info on what to look for:



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