Can you get skin cancer places the sun has never seen!?


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  • April Pulliam moderator
    1 year ago

    Without a doubt! The first person I ever knew who died from melanoma was a man whose spot was found below the waistline. My dermatologist always checks my entire body including palms, bottoms of the feet, and under my hair. Body mapping, not only by a physician but by patients themselves is vital. Vision checks are also key!

  • ScottM moderator
    1 year ago

    Yes! This is why it is important that your dermatologist checks you out from head to toe. This might seem unnecessary or like it is going overboard, but cancer can find you in places that you did not suspect. I have had doctors check between my toes and I am pretty sure that area does not get much sun.

  • Judy Cloud moderator
    1 year ago

    Absolutely! Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma can all appear in areas that aren’t exposed to the sun. This is why it is so very important to know your skin and do frequent self-checks. If you see something unusual that doesn’t go away fairly quickly, have it examined by a dermatologist.

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