Actress Michelle Monaghan, who co-starred in the 2006 movie Mission: Impossible III, told Health magazine in 2011 that she'd had skin cancer a few years earlier. She said her husband had urged her to get a mole on the back of her calf checked, and it turned out to be cancerous.
The backs of the legs are easy to overlook when checking for moles, so it’s important to get screened for skin cancer by a dermatologist every year. Other “hidden” areas a dermatologist will check include between the toes, on the scalp, under the fingernails, and inside the ears.
While following then-Senator Barack Obama on the campaign trail in 2008, journalist Anderson Cooper announced on his blog that he had undergone surgery to have a ”small spot of skin cancer” under his left eye removed. Skin cancer on the face is often the result of sun exposure.
Cooper got another reminder of the power of the sun in 2012, when he was temporarily blinded after failing to wear sunglasses on a boat trip in Portugal. He had sunburned his cornea, the outer layer of the eyeball, resulting in a condition called keratitis.