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I’m afraid of skin cancer

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      I have a lot of moles and I am constantly afraid that one of them may become skin cancer. tell me, what should I do to get rid of this obsessive fear?
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          Hello, Ann:

          I have a lot of moles too, on my arms, especially. The thing that has helped me is to take pictures (or have someone you’re comfortable with take pictures) of your various body parts not too close and not too far away. Then you can look and see if they seem to change over time. Also, if one of them starts to bother you in some way (itching, etc.) go to a dermatologist and have it looked at. Finally, have a skin check done by a dermatologist once a year. I hope that helps!

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