Skin self examination

HOW TO PERFORM A SKIN SELF-EXAMINATION

Self-examination of your skin is essential to early detect skin cancer, especially melanoma.

Here a practical guide on how to do it.   

WHERE?

In front of a full-lenght mirror in a room with a good light.

WHEN?

Once a month.

WHY?

To get to know your moles and notice any changes.

HOW?

Learn where yourn moles are and how they look.

WHAT CAN HELP?

A hand-held mirror, a chair and a friend for hard-to-see area (e.g. scalp).

READY? 3,2,1.....GO!!!

  • Stand in front of the mirror and check the anterior partof your upper body and arms.
  • Sit down and check your thighs, legs and feet.
  • Use the hand-held mirror to check the back part of your body and your genital area.
  • Ask your friend to check your scalp and any area that you could not see. 

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