The Savvy Senior, an informational website serving the senior market, is offering ways to avoid contracting deadly melanoma, which disproportionately affects Caucasians over age 50, who have light hair and eyes or a history of skin cancer or sunburns in their youth.
Get regular checkups
If you are over 50, you should receive a full-body skin exam by a dermatologist once a year. Between doctor visits, check yourself for new growths, moles that have undergone change or sores that won’t heal. For photographs of what to look for, visit skincheck.org.