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Did you know the back is the most common location for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer? This infographic explains why it’s so important to find someone who “has your back” when it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection.

Melanoma Monday

Adequately applying sunscreen to your own back can be a difficult task, as demonstrated in the “Who’s Got Your Back?” video. Find a family member or friend who “has your back” when applying sunscreen. In addition, seek shade and wear protective clothing to protect your skin whenever possible.

Check your skin regularly for suspicious spots and ask a partner to help check the hard-to-areas. If you notice anything changing, itching or bleeding on your skin, make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist.

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