TTUHSC Dermatologist Discusses Misconceptions Regarding Skin Cancer | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center dermatologist Michelle Tarbox, M.D., addresses some common misconceptions about skin cancer. 

“It can’t happen to me,” Tarbox said. “That’s the most common incorrect skin cancer assumption. The truth is that anybody can get skin cancer. If you have skin, you can get skin cancer on it.” 

As reported by The Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. 




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