Quiz: Can You Spot Skin Cancer?

By WD Staff August 8, 2017 No Comments

identifying skin cancer

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States? It’s estimated that nearly 3.3 million people in the U.S. receive treatment for some form of skin cancer each year. Another eye-opening statistic: at some point in their life over 20% of all U.S. adults will develop some form of skin cancer.

When it comes to fighting skin cancer, early diagnosis is the key. Typically, skin cancer that is discovered and removed early is highly curable. Most of the time cancers are first found by patients themselves, who notice a suspicious looking spot on their skin and then go in to see a dermatologist. This is why doing a monthly self-evaluation of your skin is so important. (For tips see our blog post on self evaluations.)

Do you think you can spot a possible skin cancer? Take this image-based quiz created by the American Academy of Dermatology to put your cancer spotting skills to the test:

Take the Quiz

Let us know how you scored in the comments below!


WD Staff

A united group of skin care specialists from Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery with contributions from Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Aestheticians, Physician Assistants, Aesthetic Nurses, Marketers and Patient Coordinators.


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