Most skin cancers can be found by checking your skin regularly for new spots or spots that change and by having regular skin checks with a trained, experienced doctor.
Self-Checking for Skin Cancer
A simple guide to checking your own skin for skin cancer has been developed.
It’s called SCAN YOUR SKIN [ detailed advice is available at www.scanyourskin.org ]
Basically you need to look for spots or moles with the following features:
|scaly, itchy, bleeding, tender and doesn’t heal within 6 weeks
|in appearance (size, shape, colour)
|looks different, feels different, or stands out when compared to others
|most melanomas and all skin cancers arise this way