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Do You Know Your Personal Risk Score For Developing Melanoma?

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To protect your health, it’s important to be aware of changes in your skin and know your risk for developing skin cancers. The following are common risk factors for developing melanoma:

  • Severe blistering sunburns before the age of 20
  • Skin that has a tendency to burn
  • More than 50 moles on your body
  • Atypical moles with unusual shape or colour
  • Fair or freckled skin
  • Family or personal history of melanoma or other common skin cancers
  • Exposure to UV radiation – including outdoor sun and artificial UV radiation (tanning beds, sun lamps)

Survival rate for melanoma is high if detected early and unlike other cancers, melanoma is often clearly visible on the skin. Learn the ABCDE’s of melanoma to check your skin monthly

Take a melanoma cancer risk assessment

Designed by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), My CancerIQ is a website that helps you understand your risk for cancer, and informs you on what you can do to help lower that risk. Complete a cancer risk assessment and get your personalized action plan now.