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- June 4, 2021

The importance of sun safety this summer

'I never thought basal cell would be a big deal.' Pleasanton woman recounts harrowing experience with skin cancer

by Julia Baum

Pleasanton resident Cindy De Pretis said she "had no respect" for basal cell carcinoma -- the most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer in the United States -- until a normally minor surgery to remove a cancerous spot on her face more than six years ago unexpectedly morphed into something much more.

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