Skin Cancer: What Parents Need to Know
Skin cancer is rare in children. However, following safe-sun practices is the best way to protect children from developing skin cancer later in life. For adults, it's a good idea to get regular skin-cancer screenings beginning as early as their 20s. Most children do not need regular skin exams by a dermatologist to monitor for skin cancer unless they have certain risk factors.
As a parent, here's what you should know about skin cancer.
Basal-cell carcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma are the three most common forms of skin cancer.