Baby boomers who baked in the sun during their youth are increasingly developing skin cancer, with 1 in 5 Americans projected to develop skin cancer sometime during their lives, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Early detection and treatment can prevent extensive damage and mortality. Patients should remain alert for asymetrical, multicolored, uneven or large moles or lesions, and patients who do not have insurance coverage can check the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's website for local free screenings.

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