Skin self-exams can help you catch skin cancer early when it is most treatable. Make checking your skin a regular part of your routine in 2021 by following these 5 simple steps.
5 Steps to Preform a skin self-exam. Regularly checking your skin can help catch skin cancer early when it is most treatable.
Step 1: Examine front and back of your body in the mirror and examine left and right sides with arms raised.
Step 2: Look at your underarms, forearms, and palms. Bend elbows and look carefully at each area.
Step 3: Look at the backs of your legs and feet, the spaces between your toes, and the soles of your feet.
Step 4: Use a hand mirror to examine the back of your neck and scalp. Part hair for a closer look.
Step 5: Finally, check your back and buttocks with a hand mirror.
If you notice any spots that are new or changing, or if you have any spots that itch or bleed, see on of our board-certified providers.
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