6 Spots Your Doc Should Check for Skin Cancer
The belly button? Yep--get that and 5 other spots checked before you leave the doctor's office.
Just because your arms, face, and body have checked out for skin cancer doesn't mean the rest of you is safe. Make sure these 6 spots are examined before you're out the door of your doctor's office.
Yes, skin cancer can hide here.
All our experts have diagnosed skin cancer on the genitals.
Ponytail wearers and women with short hair can get a lot of sun back there (but may neglect to SPF the area).
Ears and lips
Cancer can be more aggressive in these areas than most others.
The palms of your hands
One form of melanoma, ALM, typically strikes here, as well as on nail beds and the soles of feet.
They're the No. 1 place for Caucasian women to get melanoma. (Curse you, short-shorts.)