How To Tell Check Yourself For Skin Cancer

Moles take up so little space on our bodies, its easy to forget they're even there.

While they are tiny, moles can wreak major havoc on one's overall health.

Over a million Americans are currently living with Melanoma and its the second most prevalent cancer in woman ages 15 to 29, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and that means its time to check up on all of your body's bumps and make sure things are OK. 

Glamour recently posted a rather comprehensive breakdown of what kind of moles to look out for and where to find them (including pictures), but we're just going to give you the basics.

Melanoma can appear a few different ways, but lentigo maligna, spreading and nodular are some of the most common. See the graphic below to know what to keeps your peepers peeled for.

Suamous and basal cell carcinoma are also frequent in woman.

It's important to keep in mind that skin cancer can take many shapes and its important to get any suspicious moles checked by a medical professional.

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