Learn to distinguish between age spots, moles, and growths that are cancerous.
Age spots happen, so it's important to know whether yours are harmless or warning signs of skin cancer. Skin cancer may seem less threatening than breast, lung, or colon cancers, but if you have the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, it can be fatal.
A dermatologist can perform a thorough screening of your skin, but between appointments, you need to monitor your skin for signs of skin cancer. So how do you tell the difference between age spots, moles, and cancerous growths?