HealthDay (8/3, Gray) reports that a 1,100-patient study published online July 19 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology “affirms that basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, should be viewed as a chronic disease.” Not only did researchers find that “a prior history of basal cell carcinoma is the greatest risk for another lesion,” but they also discovered that “eczema may also predict a recurrence among those at high risk for the disease.”

That being said, it’s important to visit your Dermatologist once a year for a full body skin exam.