You don’t have to enjoy stripping down and having a dermatologist peer at all your beauty spots. Catching possible skin cancer early is key in preventing or beating it entirely. You don’t enjoy having a popsicle stick shoved into your lady bits yearly either (that’s scientific jargon for Pap smears), but you go anyway.

If you’re worried about hitting up the dermatologist for the first time or feel confident your skin wouldn’t dare act up on you, think again. We’re breaking down some of the most commonly believed falsehoods about getting checked for skin cancer.