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"You Should See a Dermatologist!" Persuading A Loved One to Get a Skin Cancer Exam

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Mother and daughter talking on the couch.
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Doctor examining a mole.
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Excuse: Skin cancer isn’t a big deal; the doctor just needs to scrape it off.


Busy workers in an office.
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Excuse: I am too busy; I’ll go to the doctor when my life slows down.


Woman with a mole on her face.
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Excuse: It’s just a freckle.


Senior man smiling.
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Excuse: It can’t be skin cancer; I don’t have fair skin.


Doctor examining a mole.
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Excuse: It’s just a mole. I have had it for years.


Doctor talking to a senior patient.
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Excuse: I would know if I had cancer, but I feel fine.


Man driving.
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Excuse: I don’t spend much time outdoors so I don’t have to worry about skin cancer.


Seniors jogging.
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Excuse: I stay active and fit and eat right, so I won’t get skin cancer.


Doctor examining a patient's arm.
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Excuse: I don’t want to know if something is seriously wrong.


Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey

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Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.