Do you know what skin cancer looks like? (1/5)

Checking your body for skin cancer may not be as easy as you think. Here's what you should look for

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Know the signs of skin cancer

You’ve likely been told to look out for moles that change colour or size, but many more common types of skin cancer don’t look like moles at all, but red sores, wart-like bumps or scaly patches. “We tell people to look for anything new, or anything that doesn’t heal after a while,” explains Dr. Cheryl Rosen, a dermatologist at Toronto Western Hospital. Read on to learn about the various types of skin cancers, what they look like and how they’re treated.

 

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Lima Beans and Bacon on Toast

Here’s a new version of beans on toast, combining creamy lima beans with crisp bacon, cottage cheese and mustard. Accompanied by a fresh salad, this makes a fabulous meal that is ready to serve in about 15 minutes.

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Salmon Salad Sandwich

This recipe is great if you have a leftover piece of salmon from the night before. (Canned salmon can be substituted as well, but make sure it is canned in water with little or no salt.) Studies have shown that eating just two servings of salmon a week can reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and of having a heart attack. While you can eat the bones in canned sal­mon (doing so increases the amount of calcium you get), they are easily removed if you prefer.

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Filet Mignon Salad

How can steak be part of a smart diet? Very easily! Broil or barbecue the finest and one of the leanest of steaks, filet mignon, and arrange it on top of fresh salad greens and plenty of vegetables to make a ‘composed’ salad.