Today: Skin Cancer Signs To Look Out For & Is Your Junk Worth Money?

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Today: Skin Cancer Signs To Look Out For

Dr. Debra Wattenberg came by Today May 13 2013 to talk about skin cancer signs to look out for. She said that there are free skin cancer screenings are all over the country. She said that it’s also important to examine your body yourself. It’s important to know your body and to keep an eye out for any moles that are changing or suddenly appear. She said if they have differences in color or in border or are asymmetrical, those are the ones to look out for.

Dr. Laura Wattenberg said it's very important to get yourself checked for skin cancer. She said there are lots of free skin cancer screenings across the country.

Dr. Laura Wattenberg said it’s very important to get yourself checked for skin cancer. She said there are lots of free skin cancer screenings across the country.

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Today: Skin Cancer People Of Color

Light-skinned, red-haired people are often at the most risk, but lately, the number of people of color with skin cancer have been increasing. Dr. Wattenberg said those people often get bleak prognoses because it’s often diagnosed late. She said to watch out on the palms and the soles of the feet. If anything looks off, make sure to go to a dermatologist. The nails and the mucous membranes are frequent places where skin cancer develops, as well, for people of color, so make sure to keep tabs on them, as well.

Today: What To Look For In A Sunscreen

Not all sunscreens are created equal. There’s a lot to look out for. Make sure your sunscreen has:

  1. Broad spectrum
  2. Water Resistant
  3. SPF 30 or higher

Also, if your sunscreen is more than two years old, it’s time to get a new one. After two years, the sunscreen starts to degrade.

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Today: Is Your Old Junk Worth Money?

Appraiser Kate Waterhouse and Today financial editor Jean Chatzky came by Today to talk about how the junk around your house may be worth money. One example is an art nouveu figure that a woman named Carol sent in from Florida. It was passed down from her grandmother, but she had no idea what it was actually worth. Kate Waterhouse said that it was originally French and because it was metal, it was $350. Because it was cleaned often, the value went down.

Today: How Much Are Pez Dispensers Worth?

Kate Waterhouse said that pez dispensers can be worth quite a lot of money. The older ones from the 50s can go for a couple thousand dollars apiece. The ones from the 70s and the 80s would probably only go for a few dollars apiece, because they were more mass-produced then the 50s ones.

Today: What About Old Shoes?

One of the control room workers on Today was excited about the shoes she brought in. They had wood wedge heels and were passed down from her mother. Kate Waterhouse said they might be worth $150, even with the wear and tear.

Today: 1912 World Series Pin

Finally, a man named William bought a 1912 World Series pin at a flea market for one dollar. But it’s worth considerable more. Kate Waterhouse said it’s worth more because the pin is complete. Normally, only one of the three different elements is found. Because it’s intact, it’s worth $10,000.

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