There are a variety of different hereditary risk factors that can determine your risk of skin cancer, and some people are at a higher risk than others.
Some people are more at risk for melanoma than others. If you are fair-skinned, have blond hair and blue eyes, a family history of skin cancer and/or have many moles all over your body, you are at higher risk than most. If any of this applies to you, it’s even more important that you see your dermatologist regularly as well as do your own skin checks. It can help you determine your risk level so you can take measures to reduce your non-hereditary risk.
If you are at risk for melanoma, you should be checked out by a dermatologist. But how do you know if you’re at risk? There are a number of factors to be aware of and these leading doctors lay it all out.