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Photograph Yourself -- Naked!!! For Medical Reasons

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.

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rubialala rubialala 9 years
Puddinpie, that is a GREAT idea!!! I'm taking his picture while he sleeps tonight. :)
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
That'll be a hard case to win: "Honey, this New Year's will you help me out by taking pictures of me naked??" I'm sure he'll put up a fight! I have a mole on my arm, and have had it as long as I can remember, that CONSTANTLY changes - shape, color, size. I've asked doctors about it before, and they always say it looks fine. I just can't afford the now $50 co-pay to see a dermatologist! (Not to mention what insurance won't cover!)
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
My grandfather had some melanomas and I am super pale, so I have anything funky taken off at the dermos office.
puddinpie puddinpie 9 years
Take a photo of his back in his sleep! LOL. It's for his health, so he shouldn't make excuses.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
My husband has freckles and especially on his back some are uneven. I have wanted to photograph them JUST FOR THIS REASON but he always makes an excuse. And he won't see his doctor about them, either. :P
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