Laura Bush revealed she had minor surgery recently to remove a skin cancer growth from her shin. It was a squamous-cell carcinoma which is not only a malignant tumor but is also the second-most common form of skin cancer.
Bush said she hopes her experience will prompt people to pay closer attention to possible signs of cancer. So if you have a funky sore that doesn't seem to heal or moles that are getting mysteriously darker you should have your dermatologist look at them.
Fit's Tip: If you have fair skin or lots of moles, especially on your back, you should take photographs of yourself naked so you can track changes in your skin. This way those hard to see places will get monitored. Take the photo on New Year's Day, then you will remember when to take one next year.