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How to Check for Skin Cancer

When detected early, skin cancer is almost completely curable. That's why dermatologists recommend performing a self-check on your skin every month.

Scroll down to find out how to do it!

What You'll Need

Printed Self Exam Kit
You can read how to fill out below

Pencil

A well‐lit room

A full‐length mirrow

A hand mirror

Two chairs

Blow dryer

A friend or family member
Optional but helpful

No clothes

What to Write Down

Mark down size, color, texture and sensitivity level

Using your free downloadable Self Exam Kit, make a note of any mole that match up with the ABCDE's of melanoma detection.

Mark down the size, color, texture, and sensitivity level (ie. whether it itches or bleeds) of suspicious moles every month to monitor for changes.

Helpful Self-Check Tips

What to Do Next

See a doctor

If you discover any abnormal moles during your self‐check, schedule an appointment with your dermatologist and bring your filled‐out Self Exam Kit with you.

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Check next month

If everything seems normal, continue performing a thorough self‐check on your body every month.

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