Regular skin screening is essential in the early detection and prevention of skin cancer.
Are skin self-exams part of your monthly skin care routine? Skin cancer is highly treatable when detected early. An important step towards early detection is to get to know your moles and watch for any changes that may occur over time. Is your mole growing? Changing colour? Bleeding? These are all important warning signs to watch for as you check your moles.
Although it may seem like a daunting task, it is extremely important to check your moles regularly so that any minor changes can be noted right away. Skin self-checks are also helpful in preparation for your next visit to the dermatologist. He or she will want to know if you have noticed any changes or other warning signs on your skin.
“If you can spot it, you can stop it” according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Grab a mirror, mark your calendar, and make skin checks a part of your regular routine - it could save your life.