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I’ve spent the last part of my career doing melanoma surveillance, which means taking people at high risk for melanoma and watching them carefully — either with close examination periodically or something called photographic surveillance — where we compare the patient, and every mole and every anatomic site, to a baseline photography.
I would encourage patients to look at themselves — to look for any mole that’s new or changing. And if anything is persistently or progressively getting larger, or changing, or a new mole that wasn’t there, they ought to get it checked.