Skin cancer is on the rise, especially among women. With that scary news has come a push to encourage people to wear sunscreen all the time–whether or not you’re sunbathing–and to pay attention to sneaky spots that are often forgotten, like the scalp. But there’s another area you’re likely missing: your eyelids. Yes, that’s right. You can get skin cancer on your eyelids.
While it isn’t a super common occurance–it accounts for just 10 percent of all facial skin cancers–skin cancer on the eyelids can be deadly if left ignored. Here, the important risk factors and symptoms of eyelid cancer, plus what to keep in mind to protect yourself this summer and all year round. (Related: How Often Should You Really Have a Skin Exam?)
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