Can people check themselves for skin cancer?
Kaminer: You should check yourself every three months, and have your spouse or significant other do it for you as well. Spouses are some of the best skin cancer detectors in the world. If you have a new lesion or growth, or a new spot on the face that bleeds, you should go to the dermatologist. And dermatologists preach about the ABCD's of melanoma as a way to determine if a mole might be cancerous: asymmetry, border, color and diameter. But bottom line: visit a dermatologist if you see something that looks new or funny.
Benabio: All golfers should review the ABCD's of melanoma, which have been published extensively. And get examined by a physician if you detect any new or changing mole, any wound that does not heal over two weeks, or any growth that spontaneously bleeds, hurts, or grows rapidly.
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of various skin spots and skin cancers.Stuart Franklin/Getty Images