The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

May 14, 2013

Stay in shade and keep covered to reduce cancer risk this summer



When a person believes they have a possibly cancerous mole, there are several signs to watch out for, said Marks. If a mole is asymmetrical, has irregularly-edged borders, is more than one color, is larger than a pencil eraser or changes in any way over time, then it is likely to be melanoma, he said.

Marks recommended people check their bodies at least twice a year for any potentially cancerous moles.

“Melanoma is curable if found early,” said Marks.


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